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Overview

Dana is relied on by a wide range of professionals across industries for her creative strategies and thoughtful solutions at all phases of litigation.

Dana works closely with both individual clients and global companies across industries. She has represented clients in healthcare, software and technology, renewable energy, banking, real estate, telecommunications, higher education, agribusiness, mining and chemical manufacturing. In the labor & employment sector, she routinely defends employers against claims involving alleged wage and hour discrepancies, Title VII issues, workplace safety violations brought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and whistleblower activity. Dana also navigates matters of:

  • Breach of contract
  • Sensitive campus Title IX matters
  • Property and real estate disputes
  • Lender disputes

Investigative legal teams appreciate Dana’s in-depth research and analysis on challenging cases, identifying key facts that inform legal strategy. She is equally adept in the courtroom, known for thinking on her feet and skilled in deposing key witnesses. What Dana enjoys most about her work on the firm’s Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution team is the ability to help clients. No matter the issue, she is an ardent legal and business advocate, passionate about resolving clients’ most troubling disputes so they can get back to business.


Service

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Journal of Science & Technology Law, Executive Editor
    • New York Pro Bono Scholars Program
    • Women's Law Association, Co-president
  • B.A. , University of Arizona
    • Honors Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law, and Spanish
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Denver Bar Association, Board Member, 2020-2021

Languages

  • Spanish, conversant
  • Portuguese, conversant
Experience
  • Served on legal team quickly renegotiating majority of restaurant chain's nationwide leases in wake of COVID-19 for meaningful savings in operational costs.
  • Researched, analyzed and drafted Title IX investigative reports on behalf of state university.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of renewable energy employer facing charges of discrimination on basis of race, religion, national origin and reverse gender discrimination.
  • Secured dismissal for lack of jurisdiction for physician practice facing wage claims.
  • Secured settlement in breach of contract for veterinary practice.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for financial client facing allegations of conversion and civil theft.
  • Obtained summary judgment for investor on promissory note default.
  • Defended software technology company to prevent contempt of court holding.
  • Successfully represented leading telecommunications company against trespass allegations.
  • Provided research, analysis and drafting for whistleblower claim involving MSHA and OSHA violations.
  • Assisted real estate client with day-to-day operational counsel.
  • Obtained full dismissal for national chemical client facing criminal charges regarding Clean Air Act (CAA) after chlorine gas release resulted in municipal emergency evacuation and medical care for 150+ individuals. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sought $50+ million and felony convictions. Claims of training and compliance gaps were withdrawn with dismissal. The negotiated court-approved settlement comprised misdemeanor charge and small fraction of original fine, required no probation or supervision, and specified that criminal charges could not be brought against company executives or employees.
Outside the Office

Dana enjoys hiking, traveling and improvisational comedy.

Dana likes to hike in the great outdoors of Colorado and travel to a wide variety of destinations including Austria, Croatia, Germany, Portugal, Montenegro and Spain. Dana also enjoys watching and performing improvisational comedy.

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