Once again raiding Proskauer Rose for new talent, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has announced Danielle J Moss as a new partner in its New York office.
Moss joined Proskauer as a senior associate at since 2016. Prior to that, she practiced at Ford Harrison and also served as a felony assistant district attorney in the Kings County in Brooklyn, New York.
“Danielle is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Barbara Becker, Gibson Dunn’s chair and managing partner.
“She has built a successful practice as the go-to lawyer for clients in the emerging technology, health and wellness, and lifestyle brand sectors.
“Her arrival will be an important step towards expanding our premier labour and employment practice in New York,” added Becker.
Moss’ labour and employment practice focuses on high stakes discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, as well as wage and hour, noncompete and restrictive covenant issues. She has also led highly sensitive internal investigations.
“Danielle is a unique talent with significant experience handling a wide range of employment matters from counselling clients to leading trials,” said Katherine Smith, co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s labour and employment group.
“Beyond her litigation experience, what sets Danielle apart is her passion for counselling clients on best practice measures such as the proper receipt and investigations of complaints, and the importance of diversity and inclusion across industries.”
Moss is the latest partner to join Gibson Dunn’s employment team. Last month, the firm announced the arrival of Harris Mufson to co-chair its whistleblower practice.
Smith said Moss will work with Mufson to “strategically expand” that firm’s labour and employment practice in New York.
“It is a very exciting time to be joining Gibson Dunn,” said Moss. “I look forward to continuing to support clients navigating timely and important labour and employment issues alongside this highly talented team.”
Earlier this month, the firm promoted two more labour and employment specialists to partner.
Orange County-based Megan Cooney focuses on employment and class action litigation, including class and representative actions involving wage and hour violations, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and employment misclassification.
Tiffany Phan in Los Angeles advises employers in all aspects of labour and employment law and has significant experience in class action defence and complex employment litigation at both the trial and appellate level.
Cooney and Phan were among 27 new partners at the firm whose promotions are effective from 1 January 2022.
“We are especially proud that this group is our most diverse class ever,” said Becker. “With 12 women and seven minority and LGBTQ+ lawyers, 63% of the partners elect are diverse.”