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Danielle C. Lesser

Partner & Chair, Business Litigation
Tel: 212.735.8702
Email: dlesser@morrisoncohen.com

Danielle serves as the Chair of the Business Litigation Department. Danielle is an experienced trial attorney whose diverse practice involves all phases of litigation, from pleading through verdict and appeal. Danielle’s practice includes both litigating and advising transactional clients with respect to litigation risk and litigation avoidance strategies.

Danielle has successfully handled a broad range of litigations in state and federal court as well as in arbitrations and is often retained on the eve of trial. Danielle’s representations include public companies, multi-million dollar private companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment bankers, start-ups, developers, real estate companies, information and technology companies, high net worth individuals, and partnerships in all types of business disputes, ranging from restructuring, hotel and hospitality, real estate, and contract disputes to enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Associate Member, New York City Bar Association Judiciary Committee
Executive Committee and Chair of the Partners’ Committee, The Women in Law Section, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
Judicial Committee, “Program for State and Federal Judges on the Judicial Role in Selecting and Appointing of Fiduciaries, Monitors, Masters, and other Judicial Adjuncts,” April 21, 2015
Chair, Women In the Law Committee, Federal Bar Association, Southern District of New York Chapter
  "Pass the Torch” — Ceremony Congratulating Chief Judge Loretta Preska and Judge Colleen McMahon of the SDNY, April 20,2016
  “Meet the Chiefs” — Honoring the Four Women Chief Judges of SDNY and EDNY, March 4, 2015
Federal Bar Association, Southern District of New York Chapter
Board Member, The Webster Apartments, a non-profit residence for working women and students
New York Regional Leadership Council, The One Love Foundation



New York Metro Super Lawyers – Business Litigation, 2013-2018