Danielle V. Paas

Staff Attorney

A member of the Health Care practice group, Danielle focuses primarily on health care regulation and compliance and immigration law.

Danielle advises clients on fraud and abuse compliance matters, including self-referral and anti-kickback laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state licensure, change of ownership, and other regulatory matters. She also advises clients on emerging areas of health law, including Florida’s evolving cannabis law. Additionally, Danielle draws on her significant knowledge and experience in immigration law to advise clients on immigration matters, including family based immigration matters, removal and deportation defense, and assists employers in obtaining temporary and permanent visas for skilled foreign workers.

Prior to joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Danielle worked as an Assistant Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices, where she litigated hundreds of removal cases on behalf of the federal government. Additionally, Danielle also served as a political intelligence officer for a federal intelligence agency.

In addition to Danielle’s diverse work experience, she has a strong educational background. In law school, she graduated Cum Laude and was in the top 10 percent of her class at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Danielle was a research assistant for property law, served on the Moot Court Board, and competed in nationwide and regional moot court and arbitration competitions.

When not working, Danielle enjoys traveling, cooking, and reconnecting to her native Florida by visiting its beaches and freshwater springs with her toddler son. When time allows, the pair travel to Western Europe to visit friends and loved ones.