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As a senior associate in our Appellate practice, Danielle Desaulniers Stempel focuses on high-stakes dispositive motions and appellate litigation and has briefed cases at every level of the federal judiciary on a wide range of issues, including administrative, patent, antitrust, energy, health care, constitutional, and criminal law.
She has briefed dozens of appeals and dispositive motions in federal and state court, including three merits cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Danielle has argued before the Third Circuit and in Minnesota trial court. Danielle also advises trial teams on issues related to appellate strategy and issue preservation.
Danielle maintains a robust pro bono practice. She served as a Special Attorney for the State of Minnesota in the prosecution of the four former police officers charged in connection with the death of George Floyd. Danielle has also represented clients in reproductive justice cases, and in challenging the Family Separation Policy, the federal government’s lethal injection protocol, and the male-only military draft requirement.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Danielle clerked for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, she served as the Editor in Chief of the Virginia Law Review and was a finalist in the Lile Moot Court competition. Before law school, Danielle spent three years working as an associate at a federal consulting firm.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2017
- B.A., The George Washington University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2011
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland