Cozen O’Connor: Harris, Danielle

Danielle Harris



(312) 474-1627

(312) 878-2016

Danielle is an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Department who has experience in representing a wide range of clients, from higher education institutions, gaming corporations, and supermarket chains to small businesses in employment litigation matters, including claims of race, age, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliatory discharge. Danielle also regularly provides employment advice to the firm’s clients to help them avoid employment litigation altogether. She also assists clients with non-litigation employment matters such as internal investigations, payroll audits, and revising employee handbooks.

Danielle earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a student editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. She earned a CALI Award for receiving the highest grade in Trial Advocacy. Shortly after graduating from law school, Danielle created the DNH Esquire Scholarship, which is donated to a graduating senior each year from her former high school. She graduated from Northern Illinois University, magna cum laude, where she received her undergraduate degree in human resources management and a minor in entrepreneurship.


Danielle Harris Selected to the 2018 National Employment Law Council Academy

May 04, 2018

Danielle Harris, an associate of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment department, was selected as a fellow in the 2018 National Employment Law Council Academy.


EEOC Updated Its Retaliation Guidance After 18 Years Of Silence: Implications For Employers In 2017 [Labor & Employment Observer]

December 23, 2016

Danielle Harris discusses the EEOC release of EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues and sorts through this new guidance, focusing on the EEOC’s major concerns regarding retaliation and what employers should do in 2017.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2013

Awards & Honors

National Employment Law Council, 2018 Academy Fellow

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois

National Employment Law Council

American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law

Chicago Bar Association