Danielle Conley

Deputy Counsel to the President

Danielle Conley serves as Deputy on the Department of Justice Agency Review Team for the Biden-Harris Transition. She is a partner at WilmerHale, where she co-chairs the firm’s Anti-Discrimination practice. During the Obama-Biden administration, Conley served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, she provided strategic counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and other senior government officials on a wide range of regulatory, litigation and policy issues and managed some of the Department’s most significant civil rights enforcement actions.  Previously, Conley was a WilmerHale fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and clerked for Rosemary M. Collyer on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Originally from Texas, Conley is a graduate of Tulane University and Howard University School of Law. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters.

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