Dana S. Douglas: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Dana S. Douglas

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7093

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • Professional Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7093
Fax: 312 706 8662
University Northwestern University, B.A., with honors, 1998
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2001
Admitted2002, Illinois; 2002, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2003, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 2003, US District Court for the District of Colorado; 2007, US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2008, US District Court for the Central District of Illinois; 2011, New York; 2012, Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Chicago Chapter of the American Inn of Court

Member, American Bar Association: Professional Liability and Securities sections

Subcommittee Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Accountants' Liability


Dana Douglas focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation and criminal matters, including securities litigation and enforcement matters, internal investigations, professional liability litigation, post-business acquisition disputes and valuations, and complex discovery matters. Dana also has represented witnesses and targets in connection with federal criminal investigations and has defended indicted corporations. Dana has tried cases in a variety of settings and has successfully argued dispositive motions. As a part of her litigation practice, Dana has extensive experience managing complex discovery projects, with a particular emphasis on managing discovery across borders and complying with data protection and state secrecy laws.

In the professional liability field, Dana represents many major accounting firms in connection with a wide variety of claims brought by client and client successors, including claims related to allegedly negligent and fraudulent audit work. Dana also has provided representation to accounting firms in federal securities actions, as well as in other claims brought by third parties.

Dana has extensive knowledge litigating matters related to financial reporting, valuations, financial frauds, and indemnification claims.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2002, Dana served as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito Jr., who then served on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Dana has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list for 2012, 2013 and 2014.


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US Securities and Exchange Commission Announces First Whistleblower Protection Case Involving Restrictive Language in Confidentiality Agreements
Dana S. Douglas,Marcia E. Goodman,Matthew A. Rossi,Gina T. Saviola, April 16, 2015
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) has announced its first enforcement action against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements, resulting in a Cease and Desist Order by consent that removed language that the SEC asserted could stifle the...

US Federal Appellate Courts Uphold Dismissal of Securities Fraud Claims Against Auditors in Two China Reverse Merger Cases
Dana S. Douglas,Brian J. Massengill,Justin A. McCarty,Alexandra L. Newman, April 13, 2015
In opinions issued on the same day, federal appellate courts for the Second Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit both recently affirmed dismissals of securities-fraud claims filed against independent audit firms that audited Chinese reverse-merger companies because the plaintiffs did not adequately...

NLRB Franchisor-Liability Decision Could Reach Professional Services Firms
Dana S. Douglas,Stanley J. Parzen, August 7, 2014
A recent decision from the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could open the door to new sources of liability for some professional services firms. The decision allows franchisors to be treated as “joint employers” along with their franchisees in labor complaints. In considering...

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Dana S. Douglas

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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