dlanders@reedsmith.com

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Daniella focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters. She counsels energy companies, manufacturers, industrial facilities, financial institutions, real estate interests and other businesses on complex environmental and related land use issues, including environmental risk assessment, crisis management and incident response, environmental permitting and compliance, environmental due diligence in acquisitions and transactions, management of environmental issues affecting the upstream, midstream, downstream, and renewables/alternative energy sectors, natural resources damages claims, climate change initiatives, and pollution exposure disputes.

Awards & Recognition

  • National Diversity Council, Houston Top 15 Business Women Award, 2017
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women in the Fast Lane Role Model, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, African-American Law Section, Outstanding Achievement Award, 2016 
  • Top Environmental and Land Use Attorney Houstonia Magazine, November/December 2016 
  • Legal 500, 2011–2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005, 2007–2009 
  • Center for Houston's Future, Graduate, 2009
  • Leadership Houston, Graduate, 2005

Credentials

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Southern California, M.P.A.
  • Purdue University, B.A., with distinction

  • Texas
  • Michigan

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan

  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Texas, Legal Services to the Poor
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Directors
  • Houston Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Environmental and Energy Policy Advisory Committee
  • The City of Houston, Brownfields Program Land Redevelopment Committee
  • American Bar Association, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • National Bar Association, Energy, Environmental and Public Utilities Section
  • Women in Energy Network, Houston Chapter
  • Air & Waste Management Association , Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator
  • Center for Women in Law, Leaders Circle
  • Law360's 2017 Environmental Editorial Advisory Board
  • 2018 Pipeline + Energy Expo Advisory Board Member