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About

Daniela is a litigator and former federal law clerk who helps clients navigate complex disputes.  She is passionate about serving clients’ short- and long-term needs.  This involves being transparent, looking for cost-effective ways to resolve disputes, and building authentic relationships with the local bench and bar. She is fluent in Spanish and licensed to practice in Texas, California, and Washington, D.C.

Daniela represents government entities, family-owned businesses, as well as Fortune 5 companies.  She handles all phases of a civil case, including pre-suit investigations, ex parte applications, pleadings, motions, discovery, document management, trial, settlement, and alternative dispute resolution.  She also manages post-judgment and appellate litigation.

Daniela’s clerkship gave her a world-class legal education. She also sharpened her skills at Notre Dame Law School, where she collaborated with an expert in complex litigation. She was one of ten students invited to join both the Law Review and Moot Court Board, and she served as Co-President of the Hispanic Law Students Association.

Daniela credits her resolve to being a woman of faith and descendant of Bolivian immigrants. She and her husband met a decade ago on a fateful bus ride from Barcelona to Madrid. Today, they are parents to a spunky one-year-old girl. They enjoy trying new coffee shops and hosting friends and family from around the world.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admissions:
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Education:
    • Notre Dame Law School (Juris Doctor, with honors, 2018): Notre Dame Law Review; Moot Court Board; Street Law; Dean’s Awards, Legal Writing I & II; Co-President, Hispanic Law Students Association; Assistant Rector, Lyons Hall
    • University of San Diego Law School (Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate, with honors, 2014): Ranked First in Class
    • University of California at Santa Barbara (Bachelor of Arts, 2013): Full-Immersion Study Program at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona
  • Experience:
    • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Lee Yeakel (2020–2022)
    • Litigation Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP (2018–2020); Summer Associate (Summer 2016 & 2017)
    • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Anthony Patti (Fall 2018)
    • Litigation Law Clerk, Suppa Trucchi & Henein LLP (2014–2015)
    • Judicial Extern, Hon. Brian Hill (Summer 2012)

Representative Matters

  • Civil litigation for small business accused of fraud
  • Civil litigation for landowner in construction dispute
  • Civil litigation for employee in discrimination lawsuit
  • Securities enforcement defense for auditor at Big Four accounting firm
  • Consumer class action defense for Fortune 5 company involving customer data
  • Product liability advisement for Fortune 5 company in anticipation of product launch
  • COVID-related counseling for employers and consumer-facing product manufacturers
  • Antitrust litigation and counseling for Fortune 100 company in furtherance of merger
  • Alternative dispute resolution for small business accused of copyright infringement
  • Impact litigation for children’s rights and detainee’s rights in conjunction with nonprofit
  • Section 1983 litigation involving local government entities and officials
  • Trial preparation for Spanish-speaking client

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Lee Yeakel Inn of Court
  • Robert Calvert Inn of Court
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Notre Dame Club of Austin
  • Alpha Phi Advisory Board
  • Mueller Neighborhood Association
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association
  • Austin Stone Community Church

Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services (California State Bar, 2020)

Publications and Presentations

  • “Theranos and the Saga of Elizabeth Holmes,” Robert Calvert Inn of Court (2022)
  • “Federal Judges Collaborate on Zoom, Ask Attorneys to Do the Same,” ABTL Report (2020)
  • “How FDA is Monitoring the COVID-19 Product Market,” Life Sciences Blog (2020)
  • “FDA Updates Antibody Test Policy,” Life Sciences Blog (2020)
  • “FDA Authorizes First At-Home Collection Kit,” Class Dismissed Blog (2020)
  • “FDA Signals Flexibility with COVID-19 Tests,” Class Dismissed Blog (2020)
  • “FDA Warns Against At-Home Testing Kits,” Class Dismissed Blog (2020)
  • “FDA, FTC Actions Against COVID-19 Products,” Class Dismissed Blog (2020)
  • FDA, FTC Send Warning Letters to Companies Marketing Products to Treat Coronavirus; State Attorneys General Follow Suit,” Class Dismissed Blog (2020)
  • “What Attorneys Should Know About Impeachment,” Clifford Wallace Inn of Court (2019)
  • “The Future of Multidistrict Litigation,” 51 Conn. L. Rev. 769 (2019) (co-authored with Professor Jay Tidmarsh)
  • “Contrasting Andean Attitudes toward Foreign Direct Investment,” 1 Glob. Soc’y J. 9 (2013)