Danielle Pingue is currently on a leave of absence from the Firm and is working for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. She is expected to return to the Firm in Fall 2019.
Danielle Pingue focused on white collar defense, investigations, and complex litigation matters. She represented domestic and international clients in internal investigations, government investigations, enforcement actions, and criminal prosecutions involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Ms. Pingue assisted individuals and corporations across various industries and has experience with all aspects of litigation including managing discovery, responding to subpoenas, drafting briefs, depositions, and working with experts. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pingue served as an intern in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Ms. Pingue also maintained a robust pro bono practice, in which she represented clients in litigation involving criminal and immigration law. She successfully argued a case in a Virginia Immigration Court on behalf of a US permanent resident facing deportation and was part of a civil rights class action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for African-American plaintiffs who challenged a government agency's criminal background check policy. As a student at Harvard Law, Ms. Pingue worked as a student attorney for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB), where she represented low income clients facing eviction and foreclosure.
- JD, Harvard Law School, 2016, cum laude
- BA, Princeton University, 2013, cum laude
- District of Columbia
- US District Court, District of Columbia