Daniella Gutierrez is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.
Daniella joins Foley from New York University School of Law. Before and during law school, Daniella spent several years assisting in criminal defense matters, specifically murder trials, as a paralegal in a private criminal defense firm. While in law school, Daniella was a Staff Editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change and a legal extern for the Honorable André Birotte Jr., U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Additionally, Daniella dedicated her second year of law school to NYU’s Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic, wherein she represented indigent clients as a public defender for Brooklyn Defenders Services in Brooklyn, New York. During her third year of law school, Daniella did a directed study in criminal justice reform, and wrote an extensive paper on the important role progressive prosecution plays in America’s fight for a more just criminal and death penalty system.
Prior to law school, Daniella graduated from UCLA (’09) summa cum laude, with college and Philosophy departmental honors. She was distinguished as a Kalish Awardee for intellectual excellence, as demonstrated in her honors thesis (Kantian Ethical and Political Theories on Punishment: Inconsistent with Capital Punishment in the United States ©).
Passionate about social justice, Daniella served as Community Service Chair of NYU Law’s Women of Color Collective—where she raised money for women in need in the greater NYC area—and was a member of NYU Law’s Latinx Law Students Association. As an undergraduate, Daniella tutored at-risk and incarcerated youth under both UCLA’s Watt’s Tutorial Program and Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project. Currently, Daniella is a member of the Mexican American Bar Association.