Daniella Adler dedicates her practice to employment litigation and counseling. She has represented and counseled employers across various industries, including the financial services, healthcare, hospitality, and transportation industries, on a wide range of matters including:
- Claims of whistleblower retaliation under the False Claims Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Employment discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and their state and local counterparts
- Litigation of restrictive covenant and trade secret matters, including breach of contract and tort causes of action
- Wage and hour litigation under the Federal Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law
- Personnel decisions, wage and hour compliance audits, and other legal compliance issues
- Employment law implications of mergers, acquisitions, and other financial transactions
Representative matters include:
- Representing a restaurant employer in a N.Y. Department of Labor wage and hour audit, significantly reducing multimillion dollar liability determination
- Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in a restrictive covenant breach of contract matter
- Developing successful litigation strategy in trial of a contract dispute between an employer and former real estate broker alleging unpaid commissions
- Counseling client on employment law implications of complex financial transaction including separate asset sales of different parts of the business
Daniella devotes time and commitment to firm and community citizenship. She is a member of the AI, Robotics, and Automation practice group, as well as the ADA Title III practice group, where she is an active member of the subcommittee focusing on website compliance. Outside of the firm, Daniella has volunteered as a 2016-2018 Mentor Coach for America Needs You, a mentorship and career readiness program for low-income, first-generation college students, where she attended day-long professional development workshops every other Saturday.
Daniella came to Littler from an employment litigation practice at a top-tier international law firm in New York, where she worked on restrictive covenants, fraud and ERISA litigations as well as transactional advising.
During law school, Daniella was a clinical extern for the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law in both Washington, D.C. and Boston, where she assisted with impact litigation related to employment matters. She also volunteered for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and worked as an editor for the Journal of Law and Technology as well as the Harvard Latino Law Review. In addition, Daniella was a member of the steering committee for the annual multidisciplinary Asia Business Conference in 2014.