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Danielle M. Bereznay

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Danielle represents clients in employment disputes and investigations. 

Prior to joining Mintz, Danielle was an associate with a Washington, DC law firm dedicated to employment law. Managing a docket of 30 to 40 clients in plaintiffs’ federal and private sector employment matters, she regularly prepared and filed complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), assisted clients in investigations, responded to proposed disciplinary actions, drafted complaints of discrimination, and advocated for clients at mediations and settlement conferences — successfully obtaining two favorable settlements. In addition, Danielle represented several clients as first chair attorney in administrative hearings before the EEOC and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). 

Danielle also worked with a DC law firm focused on representing individuals in government investigations, disciplinary actions, administrative litigation, security clearance adjudications, and related matters. There she defended clients before federal and state investigatory bodies and drafted responses to proposed suspensions and removals for cases before the MSPB. 
Earlier Danielle was a law clerk for two law firms in the greater Washington, DC area as well as for Bread for the City, an agency serving poor communities in Washington. She also worked as a legal intern for the District of Columbia Correction Information Council, as an intern and victim advocate for the Julie Valentine Center in Greenville, South Carolina, and as an intern with the Greenville County Bond Court. 

In law school, Danielle served as notes editor of the Public Contract Law Journal. 
 

Education

  • George Washington School of Law (JD)
  • Furman University (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Certified Victim Advocate

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EEOC Issues ADA and Title VII Guidance for Employers on COVID-19

April 1, 2020 | Blog | By Brie Kluytenaar, Danielle Bereznay

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently hosted a webinar in which the agency answered questions about the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII to COVID-19-related employment actions. This Q&A supplemented earlier guidance posted by the EEOC.
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UPDATED: Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 27, 2020 | Blog | By Danielle Bereznay, Michael Arnold

On March 23, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which goes into effect on April 2, 2020. Here are the takeaways from the guidance.
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Summary of CARES Act for Employers

March 27, 2020 | Blog | By David Lagasse, Danielle Bereznay

Congress has now passed the CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT OR CARES ACT – Federal government’s Phase III response to the health and economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump has pledged to sign the Act into law immediately.
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COVID-19 Update: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law

March 19, 2020 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, David Barmak, Danielle Bereznay

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law late Wednesday night.  We summarize the enacted version below (which replaces our analysis of an earlier version the House passed, which it since amended).  The law goes into effect into effect April 2, 2020 and will remain in place until the end of the year. 
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