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Danielle Jurema Lederman



As a partner in the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Area, Danielle Jurema Lederman represents employers in all stages of mediation, arbitration, and litigation at the administrative, state, and federal levels. She is an experienced trial attorney and has successfully litigated multiple employment matters through to summary judgment and trial. She also defends clients in investigations brought by state and federal agencies such as the Attorney General’s Office, Department of Labor and the Department of Unemployment Assistance. 

Danielle counsels employers in a wide array of employment and labor matters including hiring, employee classification, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodations, leave laws, and pay transparency, helping clients to navigate the nuances of employment and labor law. Clients appreciate her counsel and advice when faced with issues regarding wage and hour laws and reductions in force/layoffs. Danielle prepares and reviews clients’ employee handbooks and regularly advises businesses on federal, state, and local guidance.  

Within her practice, Danielle enjoys working with clients from a broad range of industries, including craft brewers, government contractors, healthcare organizations, start-ups, nonprofits, manufacturers, and banking institutions. 

At Bowditch, Danielle leads the Women’s Initiative, which provides an internal network of support to encourage growth and achievement. Members actively promote women inside and outside the firm, creating a strong sense of team and supporting business development efforts. 

Before Bowditch

Prior to joining the firm, Danielle gained extensive litigation experience representing employers and employees. She was also the director of legal services at a local non-profit, where she provided in-house counseling and legal services relating to workplace claims. 

Besides Work

Danielle is an avid soccer fan – especially when it comes time for the World Cup. She attended five of the 2022 games in Qatar and has traveled to each World Cup since 2006. Danielle is anxiously awaiting the 2026 tournament, which won’t require such a lengthy journey. 


  • Future Leaders program / Women’s Network Advisory Board, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 
  • Member, Paid Family & Medical Leave Working Group, Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association 
  • Member, Boston Bar Association 
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys 


  • Boston Future Leaders Class of 2022, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Best Lawyers in America, selected by her peers for inclusion in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment (2023 and 2024)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2019
  • Recognized as a COVID-19 Response Leader by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston

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  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Certified Harassment Train-the-Trainer, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Florida, cum laude, Chemistry
  • Prepared detailed position statements and responses to requests for information for nonprofit client in relation to employment and housing charges filed at the state and federal discrimination administrative agencies 
  • Successfully defended a craft brewing client in a wage and hour investigation by the Department of Labor 
  • Provided regular advice and counsel in a variety of complex employment law matters to in-house counsel and key company stakeholders 
  • Achieved partial summary judgment for a healthcare client in a sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation claim 
  • Prepared motion to dismiss which resulted in employee’s voluntary dismissal of all claims identified in complaint 
  • Conducted internal sexual harassment investigation and prepared report of findings for manufacturing company 
  • Conducted internal investigation into allegations of former employee against a manager at a nonprofit healthcare company 
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