Danielle Nicholson
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  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Political Economy, highest distinction)
Judicial Clerkship
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Scott M. Matheson, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Cormac J. Carney, United States District Court for the Central District of California
Danielle Nicholson

Danielle joined Susman Godfrey after clerking for Judge Scott Matheson, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Judge Cormac Carney on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  She graduated Order of the Coif from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she served as a supervising editor for the California Law Review and co-director of the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic.  Before law school, Danielle worked on plaintiff-side and defense litigation as a paralegal for two law firms.  She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley with the highest distinction.

Honors and Distinctions
  • Order of the Coif
  • Supervising Editor, California Law Review
  • Jurisprudence Award, Advanced Legal Research
  • Jurisprudence Award, Negotiations
  • Jurisprudence Award, Employment Law
  • Jurisprudence Award, Environmental Law & Policy
  • Jurisprudence Award, Ethics
  • Prosser Award, Written & Oral Advocacy
  • Prosser Award, Criminal Law
  • University Medal Finalist
  • Regents’ and Chancellor’s Merit Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Washington