May 7, 2018 | Pepperdine Law alumna Danielle F. O’Bannon (JD ’99) has been appointed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Tort and Condemnation Section of the California Attorney General’s Office.
Via the Office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra:
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Danielle F. O’Bannon as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Tort and Condemnation Section, effective May 7, 2018.
Danielle began her career as an intern in the Tort and Condemnation Section in Los Angeles in 1999. Before returning to the Attorney General’s Office in 2007, Danielle was a partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard, and Smith, LLP where she litigated complex cases, including commercial, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, food-borne illness, asbestos, toxic tort, trade libel, business interruption, and construction site actions.
Danielle is currently a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Correctional Law Section, where she oversees some of the section’s high-profile complex class-action cases on behalf of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and high-level executive branch officials. As a deputy, Danielle handled numerous civil-rights actions, including deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, due process, and use of force cases. Danielle received her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University and her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.