Danielle M. Dwyer


  • Danielle M. Dwyer
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1878

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Danielle M. Dwyer practices in the area of labor and employment law. She has represented clients from a broad array of industries including, healthcare, gaming, non-profit, manufacturing, food service, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical.

Ms. Dwyer has litigated federal and state discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, wrongful termination, disability, medical leave and wage and hour claims. She also has experience handling all aspects of administrative agency charges, including investigating claims, drafting responsive position statements and mediating claims.

In addition, Ms. Dwyer has counseled clients on a variety employment policies and procedures, including anti-discrimination policies, harassment avoidance policies and family and medical leave issues. She has drafted employment policies, severance agreements, arbitration agreements, and employment agreements.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Dwyer served as law clerk to the Hon. George S. Leone of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Ms. Dwyer is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with highest honors, from Pennsylvania State University.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Labor Law


  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., 2014
    - Executive Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2011


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2018-present

  • Stevens & Lee PC
    - Associate, 2015-2018

  • New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. George S. Leone, 2014-2015

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2023 and 2024

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, The Legal Intelligencer Young Lawyer Board

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Lifting the Haze for New Jersey Employers Based on the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Guidance on Drug Testing Employees," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, December 13, 2022
  • Speaker, "State Law Updates, Including COVID-19 Workplace Laws and Regulations," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, November 12, 2020
  • Co-presenter, "You've Been Served – What Now? Strategies for Analyzing and Responding to Employment Discrimination Complaints," Celesq AttorneysEd Center, September 19, 2019

  • Speaker, "Nipping Retaliation Claims in the Bud," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, Philadelphia, May 7, 2019

Media Hits

Representative Matters

  • Represented WellSpan Health in its acquisition of Evangelical Community Hospital, expanding WellSpan’s network of care across 12 counties in Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.

  • Represented Adare Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, in its acquisition of pharmaceutical technology company Orbis Biosciences.

  • Performed international trade-related due diligence pertaining to the successful sale of a U.S. aerospace and defense subcontractor.

  • Represented an office staffing company in completing several reductions in force.

  • Motion to dismiss granted for manufacturer in disability discrimination lawsuit (U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Ga.).

  • Represented provider of industrial services and engineered products in "bet the company" litigation asserting that a former executive competed with the company before and after his departure and founding of a new competitor, thereby breaching agreements and his fiduciary duty/duty of loyalty, misappropriating trade secrets, infringing trade dress and copyright, and engaging in unfair competition.