Daniel DeVougas

Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
Jones Day
51 Louisiana Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-3783

Daniel DeVougas has served as lead attorney in more than 30 complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, such as early dispute resolution, case management, discovery, pretrial motions, trial, post-trial motions, and appeals. His practice has encompassed multidistrict antitrust litigation, consumer class actions, business and municipal bankruptcy, fraudulent transfer actions, contract disputes, and international arbitration. Furthermore, he has been involved in litigation arising out of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, False Claims Act, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, RICO, and the First Amendment.

Several of the cases where Daniel has served as lead attorney have involved litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia's "rocket docket." Moreover, he has proven skills in alternative dispute resolution (including multiparty settlement conferences and private mediations) and consistently obtains favorable outcomes for clients.

Daniel is committed to serving domestic and international pro bono clients. He regularly volunteers with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and coordinates the Firm's involvement with the D.C. Bar's Landlord Tenant Resource Center. Daniel has aided the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) in advising Libya's General National Congress on writing a new constitution. Currently, he is serving as trial counsel for an El Salvadoran asylum applicant in United States Immigration Court.

Daniel is a member of the Washington Office's Pro Bono and Recruiting Committees.


Indivior defends against "product hop" allegations in antitrust class action
Jones Day is representing Indivior, Inc. in multidistrict antitrust litigation.

Peabody Energy exits chapter 11 in less than a year
Facing unprecedented industry conditions in late 2015 and early 2016, Peabody Energy Corporation, the world's largest private-sector coal company, and 153 of its direct and indirect subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on April 13, 2016.

ALJ awards full Social Security benefits to homeless woman with severe burns and mental illness
Daniel DeVougas, Jones Day Washington, helped a single female secure Social Security Disability benefits on appeal at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (SSA ODAR).

Technology provider in sub-contract dispute
Jones Day is representing one of the largest U.S. providers of technology equipment and services in a sub-contract dispute.

City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmed
Jones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.


Cornell University (J.D. 2012, with a concentration in Business Law & Regulation; Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review; 2012 David Marcus Memorial Prize for Best Note in Cornell Law Review); European University Institute, Florence, Italy (Visiting Legal Scholar, 2012); Duke University (A.B. in English 2009, with honors distinction; Publication in 2009 Duke Journal of Economics; 2008 Outstanding Work in American Literature Award)


District of Columbia, Maryland, and U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Columbia and Maryland


Judicial Extern to the Honorable Charles N. Clevert Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (2010)


Extern, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York (2011); Intern, U.S. Department of State (2008)