- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Securities Litigation & Enforcement
|Contact Info||Telephone: 312 701 7093|
Fax: 312 706 8662
|University ||Northwestern University, B.A., with honors, 1998|
|Law School||University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2001|
|Admitted||2002, 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.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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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