Danielle Allison

Danielle Allison

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner Teaching Fellow



Professional Biography

Danielle Allison is Chief Executive Officer of Ms. JD. Danielle strategically leads Ms. JD's efforts to expand and retain, while eliminating barriers to, a robust, diverse pipeline of women in the legal profession in the U.S. by providing an accessible network of training, mentoring and support from pre-law through early career. Danielle designs and implements innovative leadership and professional development training for organizations and individuals committed to promoting women in the profession. She spent six working in the litigation group at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (now Eversheds Sutherland) where her practice focused on complex civil litigation, securities arbitration and education law. Danielle was the founding chair of Sutherland "Women Stepping Up" philanthropy initiative, co-chair of the firm’s women attorneys group, and a member of the hiring committee.  Previously, Danielle clerked for then Chief Judge UW Clemon of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. This fall, Danielle will join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner Teaching Fellow, facilitating a course she developed for law students entitled, Leadership for Women in Law.  Danielle earned her B.A. degree in Criminology and English Literature from Florida State University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


J.D., Harvard Law School.
B.A. (Criminology and English Literature), Florida State University