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Danielle M. Goebel

Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7293
Fax(215) 575-7200


Deborah Farris
Direct(215) 575-7392

Danielle Goebel has experience representing clients in a variety of employment and civil rights matters. She has litigated numerous cases in both state and federal court, ranging in scale from single plaintiff discrimination claims to class action civil rights lawsuits. She has significant experience representing both employees and management, which makes her uniquely suited to provide effective, practical advice in difficult employment situations. Danielle frequently conducts internal investigations into various employment issues, including allegations of workplace harassment and corporate mismanagement. 

In addition to the more typical employment statutes, Danielle also has experience with the application of Title IX to employees of higher education institutions and has both defended an institution against claims of retaliation under Title IX, as well as counselled employees navigating Title IX investigations. 

Prior to joining Dilworth, Danielle was an associate with a boutique employment law firm in Philadelphia. While attending law school at Temple University, she interned with U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Danielle studied History and Political Science at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defeated a motion for class certification in a major civil rights class action against a public entity.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment on claims of defamation and fraudulent misrepresentation by a disgruntled former employee on behalf of a small business owner.
  • Counseled clients on wage and hour compliance and how to structure relationships with independent contractors to withstand scrutiny.
  • Assisted in obtaining a preliminary injunction preventing a former employee with access to highly-sensitive customer information from working for a competitor in the industry.
  • Assisted in obtaining the reversal of a jury verdict because of a significant error with the District Court’s instruction on the applicable burden of proof.
  • Represented multiple clients at fact-finding hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
  • Argued and briefed numerous discovery motions, including against the designation of documents as attorney-client privilege, the success of which contributed to a very favorable settlement of the case.
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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2012
    • Executive Editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, History and Political Science, Knox College, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit