Overview

Danielle L. Kitson provides advice and counsel to a wide range of employers, representing their interests in a variety of employment litigation matters in federal and state courts. She handles claims involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Wrongful denial of benefits
  • Constructive discharge
  • Sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Other federal and state employment laws

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Danielle worked in-house for a major national railway company where she served as the primary legal advisor to the senior vice president of human resources.  She counseled the company on employment law issues and managed all employment litigation across the 23 western states in which the company operates. She began her career as an associate with the Denver office of another firm focusing on employment advice and litigation, as well as complex securities litigation matters.

During law school, Danielle was a judicial extern for the Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois. She also served as coordinating comment editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Colorado Bar Association

Member

Nebraska Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Board Member

Denver Kids

Program Chair

Federal Practice Update

2014-2017

Recognition

Named, Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2017-2018

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor and Employment Disputes in Defense

Legal 500 United States

2016

Order of the Coif

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law, Chapter 5, Federal Laws Addressing Discrimination in Employment Based on Disability

Speaking Engagements

Hiring a Competitor’s Employees: Minimizing Litigation Exposure, Defending Competitor Lawsuits

Strafford Webinar

February 28, 2018

Conducting Efficient, Effective, and Lawful Workplace Investigations

2017 Littler Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

October 3, 2017

Federal Practice Update 2017

Colorado Bar Association CLE Webinar

June 16, 2017

Annual Tea and CLE: How To Build a Book of Business

Colorado Women's Bar Association

November 18, 2016

The 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act - Protecting Your Business's Most Valuable Assets

2016 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Littler, Denver, CO

September 21, 2016
2016 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Denver, CO

September 21, 2016

2016 Federal Practice Update

Colorado Bar Association

June 17, 2016

2015 Federal Practice Update

Colorado Bar Association

June 5, 2015
Strategic Considerations for Big Law Attorneys & Their In-House Counsel Client Representatives

Denver, CO

July 24, 2014

2014 Federal Practice Update

Colorado Bar Association

June 20, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2002cum laude
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1997cum laude

Bar Admission

Colorado
Nebraska

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado