Danielle Benecke

Danielle Benecke

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Danielle is a US and global IP and technology lawyer in Baker McKenzie's IP and Technology team. Admitted in California and Australia, she has been recognized by Fortune 500 clients in Lawyers Weekly's 30 Under 30 as “nothing short of spectacular” and Australasian Lawyer's 50 Rising Stars as “having a level of sophistication beyond her years.”

Danielle advises market-leading companies on a range of IP and technology issues, with a particular focus on copyright, digital media, and emerging technologies. Her practice includes product counseling, global expansion, handling complex transactions and disputes, and IP strategy.

Practice Focus

Danielle works with clients on cutting-edge US and global IP and technology issues, including around content licensing, intermediary liability, regulation of digital and social media, and emerging technologies. She also provides a range of support to online platforms and other market-leading clients looking to take their products, IP, and businesses global. Danielle has particular experience advising on legal and policy issues relating to the development and use of AI technologies, and is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s AI/ML policy platforms and work streams. She was also previously a fellow of Stanford’s Legal Design Lab and trained in lean startup and design thinking methodologies at the Stanford GSB Venture Studio/Startup Garage and at the Stanford d.school.

In addition to her practice, Danielle serves on Baker McKenzie's Global Digital Media & Copyright Steering Committee, and is part of its North America IP & Technology leadership team. She is also a member of the Firm's Global R&D team serving as an Innovation Champion.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising leading social media and other online platform clients on cutting-edge intermediary liability and product counseling issues.

  • Providing IP and related policy advice on difficult notice and takedown issues for leading social media and online platform clients.

  • Advising social media and other online platform clients on content regulation, platform regulation, and associated digital media issues.

  • Advising leading technology companies and global organizations on ethical frameworks for the deployment of AI.

  • Advising on IP subsistence and ownership issues related to machine learning models and outputs.

  • Counseling leading technology companies on a range of compliance, IP strategy, and global expansion matters.

  • Advising market-leading clients on a range of IP and technology issues in connection with complex transactions and disputes.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association, IP Section - Member
  • California Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • International Trademark Association - Member
  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California~United States (2021)
  • California~United States (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California~United States (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California~United States (2017)
  • New South Wales~Australia (2010)
  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2010)


  • Stanford University (LL.M. Law, Science and Technology) (2015)
  • University of Sydney (LL.B., Honours) (2010)
  • University of Sydney (Bachelor's Degree Economic and Social Sciences, Honours) (2008)
  • Co-moderator, "IP Strategies for Product Development," Managing IP International Women's Leadership Forum, 2021

  • Teaching Team, "AI & Law Bootcamp," Stanford Law School, 2020-2021

  • Panelist, "Debiasing AI," The Bar Association of San Francisco, 2020

  • Podcast, "Regulating an Evolving AI Landscape," Connect on Tech, 2020

  • Speaker, "Global Regulation of AI," Generation AI, World Economic Forum and UNICEF, 2019

  • Podcast, "Innovating on a Global Scale," Law Technology Now, Legal Talk Network, 2019