Daniella A.Einik (Dani)


Washington + 1.202.879.3775

Daniella Einik assists clients in developing creative and effective solutions to complex environmental litigation, transactional, and compliance issues. Daniella has successfully assisted industry clients in multimillion dollar civil enforcement and public nuisance actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal investigations, toxic tort litigation, and contractual indemnification disputes, as well as in the pursuit of "takings" and other claims against the United States.

Daniella advises and counsels clients on environmental issues related to bankruptcy, corporate transactions, and compliance with the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Daniella also has experience with corporate criminal investigations as they relate to federal and state environmental, health, and safety laws. Daniella has also developed specific experience in emerging environmental issues, such as PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), and regularly advises clients on regulatory developments and litigation risk associated with these emerging issues.

As a volunteer for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Daniella provides legal representation to individuals in the Washington D.C. community seeking social security disability, housing, and shelter benefits. Daniella also served as a member of the board of directors of Friends of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens from 2017 to 2023.


  • Husqvarna acquires Orbit IrrigationJones Day advised Husqvarna AB on the acquisition of Lunar Holding Corporation ("Orbit Irrigation") for $480 million in cash.
  • Portobello Capital portfolio company acquires BDS Natural ProductsJones Day advised Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Sabater Spices of BDS Natural Products, a California based producer of botanical and spice ingredients in the North American market, and a key supplier to the food, nutraceutical, and tea industries.
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • Nine Dragons Paper acquires Catalyst Paper Corporation for $175 millionJones Day advised Nine Dragons Paper in its $175 million acquisition of the Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin paper mills of Catalyst Paper Corporation.
  • Shenzhen Energy Group acquires PV solar generation facilities from Recurrent Energy for $232 millionJones Day advised Shenzhen Energy Group Co., Ltd. on its $232 million acquisition of a portfolio of PV solar generation facilities in California from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Canadian Solar.
  • Jones Day successfully represented a WLCH client at an informal hearing held at the Office of Fair Hearings of DC Housing AuthorityThe client received a Recommendation for Termination of Participation from DCHA on or about August 21, 2017 and was recommended to be terminated from the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  • Private equity fund manager pursues insurance coverage for costs of defending SEC enforcement investigation and proceedingJones Day represented a private equity fund manager in pursuing insurance coverage for costs of defending an SEC enforcement investigation and proceeding.
  • DENKA buys Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont™Jones Day advised Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (DENKA) in the purchase of the Neoprene polychloroprene business of DuPont™ by Denka Performance Elastomer LLC, a joint venture company owned 70 percent by DENKA and 30 percent by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Private equity fund adviser successfully resolves claims under policies of directors and officers liability insuranceJones Day successfully represented a private equity fund adviser in settling claims under policies of directors and officers liability insurance for costs incurred by insureds to defend and resolve protracted parallel criminal and civil investigation by United States Attorney's Office, including costs of complying with far-reaching subpoenas.
  • NRG Yield acquires largest wind farm in North America for $2.5 billionJones Day advised NRG Yield, Inc. in the acquisition of the Alta Wind facility located in Tehachapi, California for $870 million, plus the assumption of $1.6 billion of non-resource project financings and subject to customary working capital adjustments.
  • Clinic volunteers find housing for elderly homeless womanLast December, a 65 year woman came to an intake session with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, which Jones Day volunteer attorneys staff on a monthly basis.
  • Enerflow Industries receives advice regarding compliance with new U.S. EPA regulationsJones Day advised Enerflow Industries, Inc. regarding compliance with newly implemented nonroad diesel engine emissions regulations and negotiated, on behalf of Enerflow, with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the company’s compliance.
  • Old Carco Liquidation Trust successfully resolves environmental challengeOn behalf of Old Carco Liquidation Trust, successor in interest to Chrysler LLC, Jones Day successfully resolved litigation by and against Old Carco as a result of the City of Kenosha, Wisconsin’s efforts to block the Trust’s disposition of a former Chrysler Engine Plant.
  • United Company prepares to defend Clean Water Act citizen suitJones Day is representing The United Company in connection with a Clean Water Act citizen suit notice received by the company alleging that it is responsible for coal mining related selenium discharges on a West Virginia property it owns but did not mine.
  • Client's request for reconsideration of Social Security Disability Benefits is grantedDaniella Einik, in association with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, helped a single woman receive Social Security Disability benefits.
  • United Company supports Mingo Logan Coal Company as amicus curiae in important environmental case before D.C. CircuitIn September 2012, Jones Day filed an amicus brief before the D.C. Circuit on behalf of The United Company seeking affirmance of the lower court's determination that the Clean Water Act does not authorize the EPA to revoke a § 404 permit after it is issued.
  • Xcel Energy wins motion to dismiss in global climate change class action suit related to property damage caused by Hurricane KatrinaJones Day client Xcel Energy's motion to dismiss was granted in Comer v. Murphy Oil USA ("Comer II"), the global climate change litigation based on Hurricane Katrina, by Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., in the Southern District of Mississippi.
  • Asylum case administratively closedIn January, a Jones Day Washington team, consisting of  Mike Will, Pratibha Kanive, Daniella Einik, and Jim Gauch, successfully resolved deportation proceedings against a young Salvadoran women who fled her native country to escape brutal gang attacks from the Mara Salvatrucha.
  • Tesoro pursues insurance recovery for losses arising from pollution conditions at refineryJones Day represents Tesoro Corporation in litigation to recover losses arising from pollution conditions at a refinery under Pollution Legal Liability Select Insurance Policy.
  • Client, suffering from bipolar disorder, receives full Social Security Disability benefitsDaniella Einik, Jones Day Washington, helped a single male secure Social Security Disability benefits on appeal at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
    • February 6, 2024
      Strafford Webinar: EPA's New Climate-Focused Enforcement Strategy
    • February 9, 2023
      Perrin Conferences: PFAS Litigation and Regulatory Developments Conference