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Dane Ball

BA, Pepperdine University (2001)

JD, Pepperdine University School of Law (highest honors) (2005)
------ Summa Cum Laude (3rd in class)
------ Pepperdine Law Review Editorial Board (Associate Editor)
------ Honors Trial Team, Tournament of Champions

Judicial Clerk, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harold R. DeMoss Jr.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2007-2009)

Dane focuses his practice on government investigations and criminal and civil litigation. He has worked on matters involving alleged bribery; commodities manipulation; environmental crimes; theft of trade secrets; trading with sanctioned countries; money laundering, and tax fraud. He recently argued two white collar criminal appeals before the Fifth Circuit and helped win a new trial for a client who was facing a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence.

From 2007-2009, Dane practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in White-Collar Criminal Defense (Super Lawyers, 2014)

Recent Publications:

Improving “Willful Blindness” Jury Instructions In Criminal Cases After High Court’s Decision in Global-Tech, Criminal Law Reporter (June 15, 2011). 

Repackaging Skilling-Barred Fraud Theories: A Form of Damage Control That Goes Too Far, White Collar Crime Report (October 22, 2010)

Ending a Decade of Federal Prosecutorial Abuse in the Corporate Criminal Charging Decision, Wyoming Law Review (2009)

Thornton v. United States:  Blurring Belton’s Bright Line Rule Spells Disaster for Lower Courts and the Fourth Amendment, Southwestern University Law Review (2005)

Selecting Vendors and Tools for Electronic Discovery and Evaluating the Universe of Providers, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Evidence and Discovery Seminar(2008)