A partner in the Global Corporate Practice, Danielle Asaad focuses her practice on private equity, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Danielle has completed numerous complex transactions on behalf of many sophisticated private equity firms, including leveraged buyouts, co-investments, recapitalization and cross-border transactions. She also represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in follow-on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, corporate governance and management equity and incentive plans. In addition, Danielle advises private equity sponsors and senior deal professionals with respect to compensation and governance arrangements.

Danielle is an adjunct professor at the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches international business transactions. Danielle previously served on Law360’s Editorial Advisory Board for Private Equity and has been quoted several times in The Wall Street Journal.

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  • University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., summa cum laude
  • American University of Beirut, M.B.A.
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A.


  • New York
  • Ohio


  • English
  • Arabic
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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  • Presenter, “Equity Rollovers in M&A Transactions: Negotiating and Structuring Rollovers, Tax Considerations for Buyers and Sellers,” Strafford webinar, September 20, 2023.
  • Presenter, “Private Equity M&A Key Deal Terms in a Changing Market,” Strafford webinar, February 4, 2021.
  • Presenter, “M&A Buyer Protection Provisions in Private M&A Purchase Agreements Beyond Indemnification for Breaches of Representations and Warranties – Purchase Price Adjustments, Contingent Payments, Accounts Receivable Repurchase, Inventory Audit, Retained Liabilities,” Strafford webinar, November 21, 2019.
  • Presenter, “Private Equity M&A Key Deal Terms: Rollover Equity, Bolt-On, Tuck-In and Platform Acquisitions, Earnouts and More,” Strafford webinar, September 5, 2019.

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