Danielle M. Diaz

Danielle M. Diaz: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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  • 101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1900, Tampa, FL 33602
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Danielle M. Diaz focuses her practice on litigation involving contract disputes, administrative law, and commercial and regulatory claims against the federal government. She has broad experience in varying aspects of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, discovery motions, summary judgment motions and other pleadings, settlement discussions, mediation, binding arbitration, trial preparation, direct and cross-examination of fact witnesses, and appellate briefs. Danielle is also active in pro bono matters, and has represented an asylum seeker in removal proceedings in immigration court.

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2016

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813.318.5711  Phone
813.318.5900  Fax
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.A., cum laude; Vice-President, Omicron Delta Kappa, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, University of Miami Law Review; Dean's Certificate of Achievement in Comparative Law; Writing Center Dean's Fellow; Intern, Children and Youth Law Clinic, 2007
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; 2007, Florida; 2008, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Women of Influence Committee
•Member, Alpha House of Tampa, Board of Directors
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
•Member, The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
•Member, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Reported Cases:
Experience: Environmental: Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer . Defended Mosaic in federal toxic tort litigation in which the plaintiff alleges that she suffered adverse health effects as a result of exposure to industrial emissions. The trial court entered summary judgment in Mosaic's favor, and the plaintiff appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. See Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, Case No. 8:14-cv-1748, 2016 WL 7175657 (M.D. Fla. June 24, 2016). Plaintiff appealed the trial court's decision and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed entry of summary judgment in favor of Mosaic. Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, No. 17-10894, -- F.3d --, 2018 WL 2191426 (11th Cir. May 14, 2018).; Federal and State Liability Cases: Obtained $142 million damages award after trial for three nuclear utility companies in New England on breach of contract claim arising from U.S. DOE's failure to remove utilities' spent nuclear fuel to the Yucca Mountain, NV disposal site. Yankee Atomic Electric Co. v. US, 94 Fed. Cl. 678 (2010).; Represented plaintiffs in several other spent nuclear fuel cases, including one leading to $89 million award for a major West Coast utility. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. v. US., 92 Fed. Cl.175 (2010), aff'd, 668 F.3d 1346 (Fed. Cir. 2012). Assisted with settlement of that case, together with a related case seeking additional, subsequent-period damages of $204 million, for payment by U.S. of $266 million in 2012, plus periodic later payments of on-going damages.; Land Use and Regulatory Taking/Eminent Domain Cases: Represented developer of prominent Florida coastal community in a takings case establishing a key precedent on the parcel-as-a-whole and Lucas/residual value issues. See Lost Tree Village Corp. v. US, 707 F.3d. 1286 (Fed. Cir. 2013), rev'g, 100 Fed. Cl. 412 (2011), on remand, 115 Fed. Cl. 219 (2014), aff'd, 787 Fed. 3d 1111 (Fed. Cir. 2015).; Internship: Legal Intern, Miami-Dade Office of the Public Defender, Juvenile Division, 2005

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