- J.D., Benjamin Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, 2009
- B.S., The College of New Jersey, 2006, magna cum laude
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Danielle Vrabie is an associate in the Business Trials Practice Group in the firm's New York office.
Areas of Practice
Ms. Vrabie represents corporations, healthcare entities, financial institutions and individuals in connection with government investigations, internal audits, and complex litigation in federal and state courts.
Ms. Vrabie has extensive experience defending government contractors and health industry clients throughout the United States against government investigations and litigation involving allegations under the False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and similar anti-fraud statutes. She has assisted boards of directors in conducting internal corporate investigations related to fraud, employee misconduct, and whistleblower complaints.
Ms. Vrabie also has experience litigating a wide range of employment matters, including cases involving the misappropriation of trade secrets, the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, wrongful termination, and violation of labor laws.
Additionally, her practice involves the representation of companies in a variety of industries involved in complex business and contract disputes. She is a co-author of the “Excuses Doctrine” chapter in Commercial Contracts: Strategies for Drafting and Negotiating, Second Edition (2015).
Ms. Vrabie was recognized for three consecutive years by The Legal Aid Society for her outstanding pro bono service.
While in law school, Ms. Vrabie was named an Alexander Fellow, allowing her the opportunity to serve as a student judicial clerk to the Honorable Kimba M. Wood, Chief Judge of the Southern District of New York. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry in the Eastern District of New York.
- Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society, 2013-2015
False Claims Act
- Representation of a home health care provider in connection with allegations of improper Medicare and Medicaid billing in violation of the False Claims Act and New York False Claims Act.
- Representation of medical equipment supplier in qui tam suit filed by a former employee alleging violations of CMS guidelines governing suppliers purportedly resulting in the submission of false claims.
- Representation of leading aerospace manufacturing company in False Claims Act suit relating to parts certification for airplanes flown by the Department of Defense.
- Representation of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a Department of Justice investigation concerning allegations of improper kickback arrangements with physicians.
- Representation of senior analyst at major international investment firm in insider trading investigation.
- Representation of a global healthcare company in Federal suit and arbitration proceedings where former employees sought change-in-control benefits exceeding $15 million.
- Representation of a leading aerospace manufacturing company in trade secrets misappropriation suit against its former employee who secretly agreed to join a direct competitor.
Complex Contract Litigation
- Representation of a medical device company in connection with a breach of contract claim against a private equity firm regarding the exercise of certain stock rights.
- Representation of a technology start-up in connection with a breach of contract suit brought by its data supplier.