Ranked by Chambers USA in the area of white collar defense, Daniella Gordon represents businesses and individuals in internal and government investigations and through all phases of criminal litigation. Daniella’s diverse practice also includes commercial construction litigation and employment defense. She has served as lead counsel in criminal and civil jury trials in federal and state court, and on appeal. Her clients span a variety of industries, including health care, construction, finance, government, media and technology.
In her white collar practice, Daniella leads investigations for domestic and internationally-based companies, and represents clients in matters involving alleged false claims, investor misrepresentation, public corruption, fraud, anti-money laundering violations, tax-related matters and anti-kickback violations, among other matters. She has also represented individuals in matters involving wrongful conviction.
In her civil practice, Daniella represents businesses in commercial disputes, with a focus on the construction industry. She represents developers and all tiers of contractors in construction defect claims, scope of work disputes, differing site conditions claims, and bid protests, among many other construction-related issues. She has prevailed at trial in matters involving prompt payment statutes and efforts to pierce the corporate veil. Daniella also handles employment-related investigations involving alleged harassment, discrimination and whistleblower retaliation, and has represented public figures facing such accusations.
Daniella regularly speaks on criminal justice and construction-related topics. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, where she is Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. Daniella also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – NJ. Daniella previously served two terms on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also a past Co-Chair of the Construction Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.