Dana Douglas focuses on commercial, energy and intellectual property litigation in the state and federal courts of Louisiana and across a wide variety of industry sectors. Clients regularly turn to Dana when they're facing high-exposure litigation, such as the following kinds of clients and cases:
- Represented a major oil company in claims arising out of a well blowout and the sinking of a semi-submersible drilling rig.
- Successfully defended major oil companies in a suit brought by a state agency seeking billions of dollars for alleged marsh loss in southeast Louisiana resulting dismissal of suit affirmed by Fifth Circuit of Appeal.
- Defending a major oil company from claims by parish governments seeking damages for land loss allegedly caused by non-compliance with environmental permits.
- Prosecuted the misappropriation of a software program created for an employer and then used to start a new business. Dana got an injunction.
- Obtained a favorable result for a client for use of a domain name in a cybersquatting dispute.
- Helped a major oil and gas company in the debranding of abandoned gasoline facilities across Louisiana.
- Defended client in web page copyright infringement suit.
Her energy-industry work is both onshore and off-shore, where she has helped clients facing difficult cases involving breach of contract issues, exploration and production disputes, expropriation, landowner/mineral lessee disputes, legacy litigation, royalty-related litigation, and oil and gas marketing disputes. She has also represented clients in matters that focused on pipeline servitudes, rights-of-way, easements and other matters.
Dana's IP clients turn to her for both litigation and sophisticated transactions. She has handled cases involving trademark, copyright, patent infringement, trade secret litigation and cybersquatting. She has also prosecuted trademark and trade name applications and drafted intellectual property licensing and work-for-hire agreements.
In addition, she has developed a niche in sports law. For example, she has helped individuals and organizations with commercial transactions, tax and intellectual property, including cybersquatting and rights of publicity.
Dana served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2000–2001.