Danielle S. Urban


Danielle Urban is a partner in the Denver office.

She has a national practice representing a wide range of employers.  

Her practice involves representation of employers in wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment, Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, False Claims Act, international employment issues, covenants not to compete, employee defection and trade secrets counseling and litigation, breach of employment agreements, and other employment disputes before courts and administrative agencies.

Danielle has presented and written extensively about international employment laws, particularly employment in central and eastern Europe.  

She was listed in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Stars

She was also selected as a Client Service All-Star for 2016, an elite group of attorneys nominated by in-house counsel for their outstanding client service. BTI Consulting Group conducted the survey.

Prior to law school, Danielle worked for the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) overseeing Medicare managed care plans.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Florida

Court Admissions

Colorado Court of Appeals
Colorado Supreme Court
Florida District Courts of Appeal
Florida Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Activities

Member, Colorado Women's Bar Association
Member, Colorado Bar Association
Member, Denver Bar Association
Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association


Two Partners Named 2016 "Client Service All-Stars" by BTI Consulting Group
February 9, 2016

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to "Colorado Super Lawyers 2011" List
March 9, 2011


How to Protect Employees Who are Working Abroad
December 17, 2015

A Guide To Marijuana, Employment In Today's Changing World
August 31, 2015

What Your International Business Should Know About Restrictive Employee Covenants
April 9, 2015

Employer Drug-Testing Rules
April 2, 2015

U.S. Drug-Testing Rules Do Not Translate Overseas
December 8, 2014

Overseas Work Assignments: Three Tips To Protect Employees
July 31, 2014

Three Tips to Protect Employees Overseas
May 21, 2014

Protecting Employee Data: It's A Priority For Companies With International Operations
August 15, 2013

How to Form Policies for Tattoos, Piercings, Body Art at Your Store
March 29, 2013

Going Global: Legal Issues for Employers
October 8, 2012

The Illustrated Worker: Tattoos, Body Piercings -- What's an Employer To Do?
May 4, 2010

Legal Alerts

Beware Of The One-Two Punch Expected In The Fair Housing Law Arena
August 10, 2015

Quotes and Soundbites

Post-Hire Drug Testing
March 1, 2016

More Lenient Laws Lead to Stricter Marijuana Policies
December 14, 2015

Four Things You Need to Know Before Laying Off Employees in LatAm
August 13, 2015

How Does Medical Marijuana Use Affect Employment?
August 12, 2014

Changing Marijuana Laws: What HR Professionals Need To Know
July 28, 2014

Marijuana Legalization Raises HR Questions
July 7, 2014

Legal Marijuana, Drug-Free Workplaces On Collision Course
June 17, 2014

What Do State Marijuana Laws Mean For Employers' Drug Policies?
May 21, 2014

Marijuana Legalization Presents Predicament For Employees
April 1, 2014

Legally High, Legally Fired For Pot Use
March 27, 2014

Advice On Workplace Drug Policies In States Where Marijuana Is Legal
February 28, 2014

Colorado Supreme Court To Consider Whether You Can Be Fired For Using Pot
February 4, 2014

Now That Pot's Legal, What Happens To Employees Who Use?
January 22, 2014

Employers Can Still Fire Colorado Pot Smokers For Legal Use
December 27, 2013

Courts, US Public At Odds Over Worker Firings for 'Legal' Marijuana Use."
December 12, 2013

Colorado Marijuana Ruling Should Ease Employers' Concerns
May 10, 2013

Handling ‘Gross' Things Tricky for HR Pros
October 15, 2012

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Are Useful Tools For Finding New Employees, But Be Cautious
June 4, 2012

Should Your Medical Practice Use A Credit Report In Hiring?
March 19, 2012

Be Mindful of Foreign Laws Governing Overseas Employees
March 5, 2012

Returning Veterans Get Dibs On Old Jobs
February 24, 2012

Working From Home? Be Aware of Liability Issues Before They Sideline Your Business
July 8, 2011

Marijuana for Migraines Tests Sprint Policy on Workplace Drugs
June 3, 2011

Teachers Face Speech Limits
April 18, 2011

How to Keep Office Romances from Hurting Your Practice
April 11, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Drug Testing In Your Non-U.S. Operations
December 1, 2014

Restrictive Covenants And The Cross-Border Employer
November 3, 2014

Use Caution When Conducting Wage Surveys
May 3, 2010

Should Your School's Dress Code Address Transgender Students?
January 1, 2010

Those "Bleeping" Beepers: On-Call Disputes Creating More Litigation Dangers
August 1, 2009

Piercing Through The "Body Art" Issue
May 1, 2009


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO
    J.D. 2002
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
    B.A. 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Florida


  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Spanish