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Dana M. Seshens
Partner

Ms. Seshens is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities class actions, and bankruptcy litigation. She has extensive experience representing corporate clients and professional firms with respect to a wide range of civil litigation and advisory matters.

Work Highlights

Representations
  • NBC Universal LLC in a putative class action brought by former college football and basketball players asserting, among other things, right of publicity and antitrust claims
  • Comcast Corporation and certain affiliates in bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation concerning Comcast SportsNet Houston
  • Aetna Inc. in:
    • Shareholder litigation arising out of Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana Inc.
    • Securities litigation concerning Aetna's disclosure of information related to political contributions
    • Shareholder litigation arising out of Aetna’s acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc. 
  • Comcast Corporation as trial counsel in class action antitrust litigation
  • Sterling Equities and the owners of the New York Mets in the Madoff liquidation proceeding
  • Morgan Stanley in putative securities class action and other litigation related to residential mortgage-backed securities 
  • A major financial institution as trial counsel in avoidance and common-law tort litigation arising out of the bankruptcy of Adelphia Communications Corp.
  • A consortium of lending institutions as trial counsel in litigation arising out of the leveraged buyout of Clear Channel Communications
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in connection with various proceedings related to events at Tyco International, Ltd.

Recognition


Ms. Seshens is recognized for her work in the legal industry: 

She is a member of Davis Polk’s Securities Litigation Group, which was named:

  • Chambers USA – Band 1: Securities Litigation

  • The American Lawyer – “Securities Litigation Department of the Year” finalist, 2014

  • Law360 – “Securities Group of the Year,” 2013 

Of Note

  • Board Member, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Professional History

  • Partner, 2011-present
  • Associate, 2003-2011
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Carol Bagley Amon, U.S. District Court, E.D. New York, 2002-2003

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    10017
    P: +1 212 450 4855
    F: +1 212 701 5855

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York

Education

  • B.A., Public Policy Studies, Duke University, 1998
    • magna cum laude
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
    • cum laude
    • Notes Editor, Georgetown Law Journal