Member Spotlight: Danielle Conley
Partner in the Washington, DC office of Latham & Watkins, a trusted adviser with deep experience in the public and private sector, representing clients in high-stakes, multifaceted legal challenges at the intersection of law, government policy, and business.
Helps companies, educational institutions, and other large organizations navigate challenging regulatory, enforcement, and internal matters that involve substantial reputational risk. Provides strategic counsel to clients across all stages of:
• Internal investigations and workplace culture reviews
• Government enforcement matters
• Government-facing and regulatory litigation
Has significant experience conducting sensitive internal investigations following reported allegations of sexual misconduct and race- and gender-based discrimination. Has led multiple internal reviews and risk assessments on racial and gender equity issues.
Routinely counsels clients on best practices for developing and implementing anti-harassment compliance programs and corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to joining Latham, served as Deputy Counsel to the President in the Office of White House Counsel. In that role, advised senior White House officials on a variety of legal issues related to voting and democracy, policing and criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, tech accountability, DEI initiatives, sensitive personnel matters, and judicial nominations. Established and led the first-ever White House Counsel’s Office team dedicated to civil rights and advancing racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity. Led the team to work closely with senior officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and agency general counsels on policy, regulatory, and litigation matters related to the administration’s equity agenda. Also helped shepherd Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the US Supreme Court. Previously served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at DOJ during the Obama administration.
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