Director of Human Resources
Danielle Dietrich is the Director of Human Resources for DLA, LLC. She has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources Management. Her expertise includes HR policy and process, benefits & compensation design and administration, performance cycle management, staff recruitment, the development of training programs, compliance and labor law and employee relations, including staff coaching.
Danielle started her career in the NYC office of Kirkland & Ellis, a Chicago based law firm specializing in private equity, restructuring, and intellectual property. While at Kirkland, Danielle worked closely with support and legal staff alike to arrange and conduct orientation and training sessions. She was responsible for all human resources administrative duties and ensuring overall employee satisfaction. A majority of Danielle’s career was spent at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a firm which specializes in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers, corporate and securities law and corporate governance, where in 12 years’ time she was promoted from a Human Resources Assistant to Coordinator and eventually to a Human Resources Generalist. As a HR Generalist, amongst other things, Danielle was mainly responsible for all aspects of recruitment, from determining the effectiveness of a recruiting plan to onboarding and training.
As the Director of Human Resources for DLA, Danielle originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives to provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity and standards. Her duties include administration of the performance management process and employee retention. She oversees the health benefits for the Firm’s employees and serves as the 401k administrator managing retirement plans and accounts. It is also Danielle’s responsibility to create sourcing strategies and lead recruitment efforts for all support staff and audit positions for DLA. She advises managers on fair hiring practices and employee performance issues to reduce corporate liability and manages all legal and compliance issues to be in accordance with the law.
Education, Certifications & Affiliations
- Rutgers University – The School of Communication, Information and Library Services, Bachelor of Arts, Communications
- Member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
- Member of The National Human Resources Association (NHRA)