Danielle Janitch helps companies in Arizona grow and take advantage of new opportunities by handling their day-to-day legal needs. She serves as general counsel to large and mid-sized businesses, helping them prepare for future growth and development.
Danielle understands the power and potential threat that cybersecurity and data privacy pose for growing ventures in Arizona and throughout the nation. Her practice addresses these concerns to ensure companies are leveraging their most valuable assets, which is often their intellectual property. Her legal counsel includes solutions for licensing and use rights, privacy protection, distribution, data management and protection, as well as procurement and trademark prosecution. Working with other members of the firm, Danielle is also a go-to source for advising businesses through a data breach.
Though her core practice centers on issues related to cybersecurity, data protection, privacy, intellectual property, and other technology-related matters, Danielle’s clients also rely on her experience to help launch new products and services. In this regard, she drafts, reviews, and negotiates contracts to minimize risk and outline clear business sales terms. She helps launch the product or service to the public and organizes market beta testing. When needed, Danielle can train other in-house representatives and work directly with her clients’ IT teams.
Before joining Osborn Maledon, Danielle was a judicial clerk for Judge Roslyn O. Silver of the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Danielle served as an officer in the United States Army.
Legal organizations and her peers have recognized Danielle for her legal excellence. She was included in the “Top Forty Under 40” list by Phoenix Business Journal and named a Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers in the areas of Intellectual Property and Business/Corporate. Several times a year she moderates and speaks at legal and business programs concerning cybersecurity and intellectual property.
As an active member of the community, Danielle is the Past President of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. She regularly volunteers her time pro bono and counsels several non-profits. She is associated with Angels on Patrol, an organization helping to provide police officer-initiated support to community members in times of crisis, and has been active for many years in supporting ICAN, a non-profit organization that provides free services to youth in the Chandler Redevelopment Area. She has organized countless Chemistry Magic Shows and coding events at local science centers, schools, and community centers.
- Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Intellectual Property and Business/Corporate, 2012-2013
- Phoenix Business Journal, Forty Under 40, Class of 2009
- Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys of Arizona Award, June 2007
- Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, Mark Santana Law-Related Education Award, 2006
- Volunteer Lawyers Program, Volunteer Attorney of the Month, July 2006
- Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Maricopa County, Steering Committee, 2005; Co-Chair Mentoring Committee, 2006; Secretary, 2007; Vice President, 2008; Member, 2008-Present
- Arizona Bar Association, Member, 2003-Present
- American Judicature Society, Member, 2003-Present
- Federal Bar Association, Member, 2003-Present
- TAG Alliances®, Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Division, 2017-Present
- Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods, Member, Exofficio Director, Past Board of Directors, 2006-2012
- Angels on Patrol, In-Kind Partner
- MIT Club of Phoenix, Secretary, 2004; Member, 2004-Present
- Cybersecurity, Phoenix Business Journal, November 2021
- Domestic Privacy Profile: Arizona, Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security, March 2018
- Cybersecurity Defense Starts in Your Office, Phoenix Business Journal, April 2018
- Cyber Security Defense Starts in the Office: A Tool Kit to Plan for, Uncover, and Remedy a Cyber Attack, 2017-2018 Arizona In-House Counsel Guide, Association of Corporate Counsel, November 2017
- Sarah Herring Sorin: Arizona’s First Woman Attorney
Featured Speaking Engagements and Panels
- Speaker, Ethics & Technology: Understand Your Duties When Using Tech Resources, with William Furnish, Arizona Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, July 22, 2020
- Panelist, Phoenix Business Journal Table of Experts: Why businesses are losing the cybersecurity war, and what it will take to win, April 20, 2018
- Speaker, Hot Topics in School Data Privacy, Security, and Technology, Osborn Maledon Charter School Lunch & Learn series, February 21, 2018
- Cyber Security Panelist and Moderator, TAGLaw International Conference, Fall 2017
- Panelist, Law & Technology: Incident Response and Notification Panel, Arizona Technology Council Cybersecurity Summit, May 4, 2017
- Panelist, Cyber Security: The Legal Landscape, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Cyber Liability Summit, February 9, 2017
- Speaker, Open Source Software in M&A Transaction, with Jonathan Ariano, Arizona Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, February 2, 2017
- Speaker, Who “Owns” Your Information Stored in the Cloud?, Arizona State Bar Intellectual Property Division, January 17, 2017
- Speaker, Cybersecurity Liability Insurance and Other Ways to Prepare for the Inevitable, with Laszlo Gonc, and Ryan Murray, Society of Information Management (SIM) National Cybersecurity SIG Webinar Series, November 15, 2016
- Speaker, Anatomy of a Cease-and-Desist Letter: Beyond the Boilerplate, with Eric Fraser, Arizona Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, April 7, 2016
- Moderator, Law & Technology Breakout Panel: So You’ve Been Hacked, Now What?, Arizona Technology Council Cybersecurity Summit, May 5, 2016
- Panelist, Phoenix Business Journal Table of Experts: Cybersecurity, September 30, 2016
- Speaker, Common Pitfalls and Best Practices, Indemnification Clauses in IP Contracts, with Aaron Harmon, Arizona Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, June 5, 2014