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, ’13, Selected as a Fellow to the 2019 NELC Academy

August 05, 2019

Northern Illinois University featured Danielle Harris in an online profile story.

Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz Selected to the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy

April 12, 2019

Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz were selected as fellows in the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy.

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.


Wake Up Call to Employers: Illinois Joins #MeToo Movement with Groundbreaking Legislation [Alert]

August 27, 2019

Jeremy Glenn and Danielle Harris discuss Public Act 101-0221 that includes the new Workplace Transparency Act and also makes significant amendments to the Uniform Arbitration Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act.

Temperatures Rise for Employers as Requirement for Additional EEOC Pay Data Looms [Alert]

March 13, 2019

Employers in the process of preparing their EEO-1 reports for submission by the May 31 deadline may now be scrambling to comply with additional onerous reporting requirements on short notice after D.C. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan’s decision in National Women’s Law Center v. OMB breathed new life into what was believed to be a defunct revision to the report.

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.

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  • 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