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Danielle L. Borel
Danielle L. Borel

Danielle L. Borel

Partner - Baton Rouge

Dani Borel is a partner in the Baton Rouge office, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and healthcare litigation. Her principal areas of practice include litigation involving: healthcare provider licensing and payment disputes; trademark and copyright infringements; unfair trade practices and unfair competition; contract disputes; and commercial issues. She also advises clients on healthcare compliance and general business issues. Ms. Borel has experience in representing pharmaceutical companies in opioid litigation brought by municipalities and counties. Ms. Borel litigates matters before the state and federal courts and before administrative courts. She has been involved in appeals before Louisiana administrative courts, Louisiana state courts, Louisiana federal courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ms. Borel received her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, magna cum laude, in 2014 and was a member of The Order of Coif. She served as the Articles Editor for the Louisiana Law Review, and was a member of the Trial Advocacy and Moot Court boards. She received her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, with honors, in 2011.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

Louisiana State University, B.S., Honors College: College Honors, magna cum laude, 2011


Louisiana, 2014

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014

Community Involvement

Lighthouse Louisiana, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Development Committee (2018-present)

Lighthouse Louisiana, Baton Rouge Advisory Board Chairman (2018-present)

Lighthouse Louisiana, Baton Rouge Advisory Board Member (2017-2018)

LANO Community Leaders Program (Class of 2017)

BRBA Holiday Star Program (2013-present)

PulseBR (American Heart Association) (2018-Present)

Volunteer Trial Advocacy Coach and Competition Judge (2014-present)

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Selected for the Law Institute’s Summary Judgment Subcommittee (2022)

Star of the Year, American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (2021)

Kalinka Award for Advocacy Programs Coach of the Year (2021)

Named "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers (2021,2022, 2023)

Named a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers (2020,2021,2022)

American Bar Association’s 2020 On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers Award (2020)

LSBA Young Lawyers Division Bat P. Sullivan, Jr. Chair’s Award (2019)

Emerging Young Lawyers in Healthcare Award, American Bar Association’s Health Law Section (2019)

Lighthouse Louisiana Door Knocker Award (Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2021)

Star of the Quarter, American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (Spring 2017; Fall 2017;Fall 2019)

Order of the Coif, Member

Louisiana Law Review, Member (2012-2014)

Moot Court Board, Member (2012-2014)

Trial Advocacy Board, Member (2012-2014)


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  • Governance Practicum for New Lawyer Entities, ABA Bar Leader Institute, Chicago, IL, March 16, 2023
  • What I Wish I’d Known, Legal Talk Network, ABA YLD & Section of Litigation, October 11, 2021 (podcast)
  • How to Be—and Be Recognized as—a First Chair Trial Lawyer in a World of Implicit Bias, ABA YLD & Section of Litigation, Washington, D.C., December 7, 2022
  • A New Lawyer’s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Clients and Situations: How to Stay Resilient, ABA YLD Spring Conference, May 6,2022
  • Servanthood through Bar Associations: Programs Power Hour, ABA YLD Spring Conference, May 6, 2022
  • Virtual Law Day Event for Young Adults: Toward a More Perfect Union, Perspectives on Practice and the Constitution, ABA YLD, April 27, 2022
  • Practical Skills for New Litigators: Expert Depositions, Faculty, ABA Section of Litigation, March 22, 23, 2022
  • Is your law Firm Disaster Ready?, Baton Rouge Bar Association, December 30, 2021, December 31, 2019
  • Battling Audits and Claims Disputes: Before, During, and After Best Practices, , LPCA Annual Conference, October 23, 2019
  • Ethics in Social Media, Wex Malone Chapter of American Inns of Court, October 30, 2019
  • Ethics in Social Media, Baton Rouge Bar Association, May 31, 2019
  • Ethics in Social Media, Louisiana State Bar Association, May 17, 2019
  • Payment Issues in Behavioral Health: Options for Providers, Louisiana Hospital Association Behavioral Health Law Update, March 28, 2019
  • Practicing in the Social Media Age, LSBA Young Lawyers Conference, January 18, 2019
  • Battling Audits and Claims Disputes: Before, During, and After Best Practices, LPCA Annual Conference, October 10, 2018
  • Medicare & Medicaid Fundamentals, Presented via webinar to the American Bar Association, Moderator, February 2, 2018
  • The Basics of ERISA, Presented at teleconference to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Moderator, November 9, 2017
  • Marijuana and Your License to Practice Law: An Examination of Ethical Rules, Moderator, ABA YLD Fall Conference, 2017
  • Prosecuting and Defending False Claims Act Liability, Presented as teleconference to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Moderator, June 20, 2017
  • Ethics: Practice Issues and Challenges for New and Experienced Lawyers, BRBA Bench Bar Conference 2016
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Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Law Institute
    • Council Member, 2022-23
    • Summary Judgment Subcommittee member, 2022-23
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division Council, Chair, 2022-2023
    • Young Lawyers Division Council, Chair-Elect 2021-2022
    • Young Lawyers Division Council, Secretary 2020-2021
    • Young Lawyers Division Council, ABA YLD Representative, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
    • Access to Justice Committee, Disaster Response Subcommittee, 2018-2021
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
    • Secretary, 2022-2023
    • Director of Membership, YLD Liaison to the Health Law Section, 2021-2022
    • Director of Membership, YLD Liaison to the Health Law Section, Long Range Planning Board Chairman Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 2020-2021
    • District Representative for Louisiana, Director of Practice Services, Chair of Host Committee, Membership Board, Credentials Board, 2019-2020; 
    • District Representative for Louisiana, Vice Director of Practice Services, Membership Board, 2018-2019
    • Health Law Committee Chair, Membership Board, Finance Board, Liaison to Health Law Section (Membership), 2017-2018
    • Health Law Committee Chair, Senior Content Editor, 2016-2017
    • Health Law Committee Vice Chair, Content Editor, 2015-2016
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
    • EMI Committee 2021-2022, 2022-2023
    • YLD Liaison to Health Law Section, 2021-2022
    • YLD Liaison to the Council, 2020-2022
    • Distance Learning Committee Vice Chair, 2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020
  • American Bar Association
    • SOC Executive Committee, 2022-2023
    • Chair of SOC Membership Committee, Standings Committee and Membership, 2021-2022
    • SOC Membership Committee, Standing Committee on Membership, Law Student Division Advisory Board, 2020-2021
    • Special Committee on the Bioethics and the Law, 2016-2017
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association  
    • Holiday Star Program,Star Gazer, 2014-2019
  • Louisiana Hospital Association