Daniela Paez – Rising Stars for 2024 – 2024
Daniela Paez is an outstanding business litigation attorney practicing in Cleveland. She was recently honored by her peers with being selected Rising Stars of 2024-2025.
Paez’s drive, technical acumen and communication abilities have enabled her to advance rapidly at Ulmer & Berne, according to Paul Harris, co-chair of its business litigation group.
Early Life and Education
Daniela Paez knew from early on she wanted to become a lawyer, which she attributes to the influence of her parents and grandparents – particularly her father who later transitioned into politics while serving as a lawyer; grandfather served as judge; uncle is corporate litigator.
Paez boasts strong technical acumen, an eye for writing and an exceptional work ethic – traits she combines to become an indispensable member of Ulmer & Berne’s staff. Her responsiveness has won over her colleagues at Ulmer & Berne – trusting her with matters typically reserved for fifth-year associates – sometimes to such an extent that her bosses need to monitor her to make sure she doesn’t overwork herself!
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Daniela Paez hails from Colombia and has been practicing law since 2011. Her expertise lies in litigation and arbitration work for clients from Europe, North America and Asia investing in Latin America.
Paez specializes in complex commercial, banking, fiduciary and broker-dealer litigation as well as international disputes. She also has extensive experience handling arbitrations and court proceedings before Colombian courts.
She excels at detail-oriented work and creative writing. At Ulmer & Berne, her work ethic and technical acumen have earned her trust with matters usually reserved for fifth-year associates. Additionally, she actively participates in pro bono work – speaking at events such as London International Disputes Week (LIDW).
Achievement and Honors
Daniela Paez is a partner at Ulmer, where she practices complex commercial, banking, fiduciary and broker-dealer litigation. She represents clients before state and federal courts as well as arbitration tribunals, mediation or international tribunals; with an emphasis on representing foreign clients and investment funds in their investments in the US.
Super Lawyers magazine honored her as a Rising Star in 2022, placing her among the premier attorneys in New York City. Additionally, she was chosen as a speaker at London International Disputes Week event held that year.
In 2022, she won an honorable mention in the Confluence Inc Landscape Architecture Studio Prize competition with her project that combined an emergency shelter and youth addiction-recovery center. Additionally, she contributes regularly to Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Daniela Paez is an advocate for women’s rights. She serves on the board of Stella Maris Inc, a rehabilitation center that assists regardless of ability to pay, as well as legal aid projects for detainees. With an extreme passion for helping others and an unwavering attention to detail, Daniela strives to help others and remains highly detail oriented.
She has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitrations, representing clients from Europe, North America, and Latin America. Additionally, she has taken part in cases related to investment disputes.
She is a member of the International Arbitration Group and has advised clients on dispute resolution for infrastructure, oil & gas, energy, transportation and commodities matters. Additionally, she is licensed to practice both in Colombia and New York.
Paez is an active actor praised by her fans worldwide. With an exciting acting career ahead, she is quickly growing in popularity; Zoe from 2023’s film release ‘The Mothers’ gained global acclaim.
Dedication to her work has earned her recognition in the industry, yet she maintains privacy regarding her personal life and has yet to provide details about her family or personal relationships.
Paez joined our firm as a Senior Associate in 2011 and since has practiced international arbitration and advised clients on investments in Latin America. She was admitted to practice both in Colombia and New York. Paez boasts extensive knowledge of law as well as being an excellent writer.