Danielle E. Gonnella

Danielle E. Gonnella


Danielle E. Gonnella focuses her practice on representing employers and managers in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases arising under employment laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. In addition, Danielle handles wage payment and overtime compensation claims, including class actions, under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Danielle also assists clients in a variety of employment matters including drafting policies and handbooks; ensuring wage and hour compliance; and defending Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state fair employment practice agency charges.




  • Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, United States Department of Justice, Summer 2013
  • Law Clerk, Alexandria Public Defender’s Office, Spring 2013
  • Student Attorney, American University Washington College of Law General Practice Clinic, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2014
    • Managing Editor, American University Labor & Employment Law Forum

  • B.A., cum laude, Gettysburg College, 2011
  • Hon. Maryann L. Nergaard J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, 2014-2015
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey