Taft partner Rita McNeil Danish wrote a feature for the American Bar Association (ABA) titled “Congregate Living Facilities and COVID-19.” In the article, McNeil Danish discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to the myriad vulnerabilities in congregate facilities — specifically the prison health care system, nursing homes, colleges and universities, as well as the impact on essential workers. The feature appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of the ABA's State and Local Law News.
McNeil Danish, in her role as Public Contracting Committee Chair for the State & Local Government Section of the ABA, also served as a moderator for a panel on this topic, which took place during the Section's Virtual Fall Conference.
In addition to managing a thriving legal practice, McNeil Danish also serves as Taft’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Business Partner. She helps clients in the corporate community to navigate public sector organizations that are owned and operated by government entities. She also addresses organizations in the public sector, to provide legal counsel regarding the nuances of government law. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Howard University, and earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.