Danielle (Dani) Parker represents clients in employment matters, with a particular focus on discrimination and retaliation. Her experience includes all phases of preparing a case for trial, including investigations, discovery, and motion practice.
Before joining Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, Dani was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where she specialized in high-stakes investigations of institutional culture and alleged discrimination. She maintained a robust pro bono practice, including co-counseling with a national racial justice organization in a class action alleging racial discrimination against a city government. She also served as associate lead of the firm’s Black Lawyers’ Affinity Group.
Dani received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2020. In law school, she served as an Articles Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems, a teaching assistant, an academic coach, and a coach of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team. She was an active member of the Black Law Students Association and the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic. She also interned at a racial justice organization where she researched state voting procedures and supported educational due process litigation.
Before law school, Dani taught elementary school as a Teach for America corps member in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a B.S. in journalism, with honors, from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication.
Bar and Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia