Dana is the Chair of the Insurance Group, as well as a member of the Litigation, Financial Services, and Injunction Groups. She primarily focuses her practice on representing commercial and business clients in complex contract challenges and business disputes. Dana has particular experience in counseling on shareholder and corporate rights, as well as litigating business divorces.
In her capacity as Chair of the Insurance Group, she regularly counsels clients on coverage issues and disputes. For the Injunction Group, she assists clients in obtaining and defending against injunctive relief, including issues regarding non-competition and non-solicitation provisions. Dana also represents the firm’s financial services clients in litigating a wide array of issues, as well as counsels clients on collecting and enforcing judgments.
In addition, Dana is a member of the Eminent Domain Practice. In that capacity, she regularly counsels condemnors and condemnees in eminent domain matters. Dana has experience in defending clients in both state and federal condemnation actions. Dana has successfully secured the constitutional guarantee of payment of just compensation for the taking of property and damages to the remainder property caused by the condemnation. She has additionally assisted clients in asserting inverse condemnation claims where the condemning authorities’ activities resulted in a taking of private property without formal condemnation proceedings. Dana also has experience asserting the rights of public entities under the Eminent Domain Code and Business Corporations Law, including public utilities in connection with Marcellus infrastructure projects.
Dana is a former extern to Chief Judge Yvette Kane of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee, and proudly serves as a member of the United Way of the Capital Regions Women’s Leadership Network Advisory Committee, as well as the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run of Capital Region.
Dana currently serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee.
Represented public utility corporation in eminent domain matters and provided litigation counseling on $3 billion pipeline infrastructure project
Represented landowners in various condemnation and compensation proceedings against PennDOT
Represented clients in federal, state, and appellate courts regarding disputes as to entity ownership and control in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
Represented large financial institution in several cases arising out of the same set of facts relevant to an approximate $3 million collection effort
Represented nationally recognized store in landlord/tenant matters before the American Arbitration Association
Represented nationally known real estate development and management company in complex tax assessment appeal litigation regarding issues of constitutionality of tax assessment appeals
Duquesne University, B.A., Political Science, 2005, summa cum laude
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, Paul Stevens Award, Penn State Law Review, Articles Editor
Select Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016
YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence Award, 2015
Girls on the Run Capital Area, 5K Steering Committee
Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2016, 2017
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association, Court Relations Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition, District Coordinator South Central Pennsylvania Region; Regional Coordinator South Central Pennsylvania
United Way of the Capital Region’s Women’s Leadership Network, Advisory Council Member
American Cancer Society: Committee, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Harrisburg; Chair-Sponsorship subcommittee; Steering Committee, Central Pennsylvania Region Daffodil Days Campaign; 2013 Campaign Chairperson, 2012 Sponsorship Campaign Co-Chair
Girls on the Run Capital Region, 5K Committee Member (2015-Present); Board Member (2016)
Leadership Harrisburg Area, Community Leadership Series
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
March 24, 2016 - Litigation News
In this issue: Part II: I Have a Judgment, Now What?: Collecting and Enforcing a Money Judgment Through a Sheriff’s Sale I Pennsylvania Superior Court Awards Custody to Grandparents Despite Mother’s Object
July 4, 2013 - Litigation News - Summer 2013
In this issue: Can Bankruptcy Be A Tool To Combat Eminent Domain? Probably Not l Finding the Facts Before the Lawsuit Begins: Pre-Complaint Discovery in Pennsylvania
April 9, 2013 - Litigation News - Spring 2013
In this issue: I Have a Judgment, Now What?: Collecting and Enforcing a Money Judgment Through the Garnishment Process l Responsibilities to Preserve Data for Litigation