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, post-business acquisition disputes and valuations, and general business and commercial disputes. Dana also has represented witnesses and targets in connection with federal criminal and regulatory investigations. Dana has successfully 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 of non-U.S. countries.

Dana has extensive knowledge litigating matters related to accounting issues, financial reporting, valuations, financial frauds, and indemnification claims. Dana represents accounting firms in federal securities actions, as well as in other claims brought by third parties.
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, 2014, and 2015. Dana also has been named to Chicago Magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in Illinois Rising Star list in 2014.


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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...

New Securities and Commodities Fraud Section Created by Chicago-Based US Attorney
Dana S. Douglas,Alexandra L. Newman,Stanley J. Parzen, April 25, 2014
Zachary Fardon, the recently appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has announced the creation of a new Securities and Commodities Fraud Section in Chicago. The new Section will specialize in investigating and prosecuting crimes relating to the operation of the country’s...
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Dana S. Douglas

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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