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Danielle M. Bereznay


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Danielle represents and counsels clients in employment disputes. She has experience defending and counseling clients in the general areas of restrictive covenant agreements, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, employment and separation agreements, and employee handbooks and company policies. 

Prior to joining Mintz, Danielle was an associate with a Washington, DC law firm dedicated to employment law. In her role at this firm, she represented clients at evidentiary hearings before federal administrative agencies, and at mediations and settlement conferences. 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.

In law school, 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. Danielle also served as a Notes Editor of the Public Contract Law Journal, where her Note was published in the winter of 2018.  


Recent Employment Law Updates in the District of Columbia

March 22, 2023 | Blog | By Danielle Bereznay, David Barmak

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New Illinois Leave Law: Paid Leave for Any Reason

February 7, 2023 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, Danielle Bereznay

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FTC Seeks to Ban Non-Competes: What it Means for Businesses & Employees

January 6, 2023 | Blog | By David Lagasse, Marc Aspis, Danielle Bereznay, Danielle Dillon

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EEOC (Again) Updates Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandate Guidance

March 14, 2022 | Blog | By Danielle Bereznay, Corbin Carter

The EEOC has once again updated its guidance and answers regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’s interaction with anti-discrimination laws. We previously discussed this guidance here. This guidance, updated on March 1, 2022, provides additional detail to Section L (Vaccinations – Title VII and Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates). We discuss the key details below.
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Mintz’s pro bono work for The Food Project, a nonprofit focused on youth development and reducing food insecurity, has included advising the organization on governance, real estate, employment, privacy, and litigation matters.
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(Updated) A Comprehensive Breakdown of OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rule

January 12, 2022 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, Jennifer Rubin, David Barmak, Corbin Carter, Evan Piercey, Danielle Bereznay, Danielle Dillon, Nicole Rivers, Paul Huston, Emma Follansbee

Read Mintz’s comprehensive analysis of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard pertaining to workplace COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.
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EEOC Updates Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandate Guidance

October 28, 2021 | Blog | By Michael Arnold, Danielle Bereznay, Corbin Carter

The EEOC has updated its technical guidance and answers to add six religious accommodation-based questions and answers in a new Section L (Vaccinations – Title VII and Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates).  The updated guidance does not necessarily break new ground in this area; instead, it mostly reinforces several preexisting concepts, including (i) how employers should analyze the religious nature and sincerity of an employee’s belief; (ii) what might constitute “undue hardship”; and (iii) the need for employers to analyze each accommodation request on a case-by-case basis.  We break down the updated guidance further below. 
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Events & Speaking

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Recognition & Awards

  • JD Supra 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards – Employer Liability Issues
  • DC Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll 2020-2022
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