DAIN A. DE SOUZA
Dain is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses, among other things, on business disputes, commercial and corporate litigation, and special situations. He also has significant experience handling a full range of bankruptcy, regulatory and investigation, and distressed situation disputes, transactions, and restructuring matters—leveraging deal-side and courtroom experience to achieve client objectives.
As a veteran trial and appellate litigator, Dain has successfully handled litigation proceedings at every level—representing clients in matters in state and federal trial and bankruptcy courts through the US Supreme Court. Dain also has substantial experience representing debtors, creditors, lenders, and other parties in all aspects of complex chapter 11 reorganizations and litigation.
With his background in special situations, Dain helps clients find practical solutions to legal and business risks. In connection, he also handles internal investigations, regulatory and enforcement proceedings, and compliance matters, including with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial services laws and regulations, and distribution, logistics, and data management.
Prior to joining the firm, Dain practiced for years with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Delaware and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in South Florida. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Dain is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the US District Court for the District of Delaware.
One Southeast Third Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2011
AB, University of Miami, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights
Retail and Consumer Products Litigation
White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations