Danielle Jurema Lederman is an associate in the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Area. She represents employers in all stages of mediation, arbitration, and litigation at the administrative, state, and federal levels. Danielle is an experienced trial attorney and has successfully litigated multiple employment matters through to summary judgment and trial.
She also counsels employers in a wide array of labor and employment matters including hiring, employee classification, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, leave laws, wage and hour law, and termination helping clients to navigate the nuances of labor and employment law. Danielle prepares and reviews clients’ employee handbooks and regularly advises businesses on the constantly changing federal, state, and local guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of her work at Bowditch, Danielle is co-editor of the firm’s The Case for Inclusion blog.
Prior to joining the firm, Danielle represented employers as an associate at a mid-sized Boston employment and labor law firm. She also previously worked at a small Newton-based law firm, where she gained extensive litigation experience, and as the director of legal services at a local non-profit, where she provided in-house counseling and legal services relating to workplace claims.
During law school, Danielle interned for a magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Attorney’s Office, a mid-sized civil litigation firm in Boston, and a large international financial institution.
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.
- Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Future Leaders program
- Women’s Network Advisory Board, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
- Co-Chair, Education Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section Council
- 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)
- Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2019
- Recognized as a COVID-19 Response Leader by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
Articles + Talks
- “The First Circuit Takes a Deeper Look into Employee Exemption Decisions,” Bowditch, January 23, 2023
- “Wage Act Updates: Massachusetts’ Highest Court Finds Limited FLSA Preemption of Wage Act Remedies and Employers Should Prepare for Potential Wage-Related Changes to Come,” Bowditch, May 9, 2022
- “OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating Vaccination or Testing for Private Employers with 100 or More Employees,” Bowditch, November 5, 2021
- “A Busy Week – Massachusetts Extends Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Makes Changes to Paid Family and Medical Leave Contribution Rates and Benefits,” Bowditch, October 4, 2021
- “Massachusetts Begins Phase 3; Gatherings and Other Restrictions Loosened,” SmallBiz Daily, July 13, 2020
- “Mass. Court Reminds Employers of FMLA Due Diligence,” Law360, July 9, 2019
- “States Double Down on Employee Perks,” Independent Joe Magazine, March 1, 2019 (at pages 12-13)
- “Considerations for Settling Employment Cases,” Massachusetts Bar Association, December 8, 2022 (Moderator)
- “Tightening the Belt: Where to Focus Your Limited Legal Resources,” Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast, November 14, 2022
- “Candid Conversations,” Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Program, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1, 2022
- “Building Business through Narrative,” Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Women’s Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts, October 13, 2022
- “Legal Issues in Arts Administration: Employment and Labor Law,” Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, July 20, 2022
- “OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard: What Employers Must Know,” Bowditch, November 12, 2021
- “Legal Issues in Arts Administration: Employment and Labor Law,” Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, October 19, 2021
- “Employment Law Basics,” Lenny Zakim Fund, October 7, 2021
- “Legal Issues in Arts Administration,” Boston University’s Metropolitan College (Guest Lecturer), June 2021
- “Legal Considerations of Having a Remote Workforce,” Massachusetts Cultural Council, May 6, 2021
- “Back to ‘Normal’ Workplace Guidance Re: COVID-19 Vaccines, Reopening & More,” Massachusetts Restaurant Association, March 23, 2021
- “Recover, Rebuild, Renew: Employment law Basics,” Massachusetts Cultural Council, March 2, 2021
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- 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