Dana Lumsden is a strategic business litigator and trusted legal advisor. His practice focuses on business litigation, including intellectual property disputes, securities litigation, investigations and enforcement proceedings, and the resolution of regulatory controversies concerning the consumer financial services industry. Dana advises and represents domestic and international companies, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions and manufacturers. In class action matters, he has successfully defended clients in putative class actions involving ERISA, securities, banking, and consumer finance claims.
Dana also advises clients in the assessment of litigation risk and has the temperament and analytical approach to detail that often leads to the resolution of disputes prior to trial. He has tried cases in jurisdictions throughout the country and is admitted to practice before the New York, North Carolina, and Massachusetts state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In addition, he regularly practices before the North Carolina Business Court.
Dana has been recognized as a top lawyer in the field of commercial litigation by Business North Carolina magazine. Dana devotes his time to the advancement of the legal profession and to improving the community, including work for and leadership on committees for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. Dana is a member of the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (formerly the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce) and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Charlotte Ballet.