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Danielle M. D'Addesa


Danielle D’Addesa is committed to building and maintaining solid client relationships and helps clients manage litigation risk and develop cost-efficient case management strategies to achieve successful resolutions.

Danielle’s practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation and appellate matters, including ERISA defense, securities law and class action litigation, regulatory investigations and False Claims Act/Qui Tam defense litigation.  She has defended clients across the full spectrum of ERISA litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction, stock-drop and 401(k) plan fee litigation, as well as ERISA appellate litigation.  Danielle has recently defended two ERISA litigation matters before the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Danielle has significant experience in E-Discovery management and consultation, advising clients and implementing defensible, cost-efficient strategies in all aspects of electronic discovery, including the preservation, collection, processing, review and production of electronically stored information.  She has extensive experience managing large teams of litigation attorneys and paralegals on document reviews for large and complex, commercial litigation and regulatory investigation matters.

Danielle has litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the country, and currently serves as a member of KMK’s Ethics Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Currently serving as E-Discovery counsel for several regulatory and commercial litigation matters
  • Currently representing and defending former executives and plan fiduciaries against ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims seeking in excess of $100 million in federal court in Chicago
  • Currently representing and defending public corporation and plan fiduciaries in ERISA stock-drop class action matter before the S.D. Ohio.
  • Currently defending public corporation in regulatory investigation matters
  • Successfully defended public corporation and plan fiduciaries in ERISA stock-drop class action litigation
  • Successfully defended public corporation and plan fiduciaries in ERISA 401(k) plan fee class action litigation

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named Ohio Rising Star, 2007
  • 2013 Forty Under 40 Nominee

Speaking Engagements


  • The Unconstitutional Interplay of California's Three Strikes Law and California Penal Code Section 666, 71 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1031 (2003)

Mentioned & Quoted

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, CALL Class XVIII
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6545
FAX: (513) 579-6457
Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2003; Order of the Coif; Dean's Honor List (2000-2003); Memorial Prize for Advocacy; Law Review Student Articles Editor
  • B.A., Rollins College, 1999; summa cum laude