Dana Trexler is a Managing Director in the Disputes, Claims, & Investigations group. She has over 25 years of experience providing litigation consulting services calculating and testifying to the damages in intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret) and complex commercial disputes (breach of contract, employment, Lanham Act, post-acquisition, working capital, earn-out, unfair competition).
As a seasoned testifier, Dana assists attorneys and clients to evaluate and prepare economic damages in the form of lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, disgorged profits, out-of-pocket costs, among other damage remedies. Dana also has extensive experience assessing incremental costs and cost allocations. In addition to her testimony experience in legal matters before the court, Dana represents clients in Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration) proceedings.
Dana's investigative accounting experience includes conducting fraud and forensic accounting investigations, health care fraud and abuse investigations, and contract compliance examinations (“royalty audits”); and preparing business interruption and property damage claims.
Dana has consulted for clients in many sectors including: aerospace, biotechnology, consumer products; education; financial services; food and beverage; gaming; health care; high technology manufacturing; hospitality; media and entertainment; medical device; pharmaceutical; professional services; real estate; retail; software; and telecommunications, among others.
Prior to joining the firm, Dana was a Partner at an advisory and accounting firm. Prior to that, she was a Principal in the Forensic, Valuation and Litigation Services Practice of a regional accounting firm. Her background also includes 18 years at a Big 4 accounting firm, where she was a Director in the Forensic Services Group and assisted clients in litigation and contract compliance matters, as well as helped to establish and lead the Corporate Intelligence practice. A frequent speaker, Dana has presented a range of forensic accounting and litigation topics to various professional organizations.
Dana is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Dana is also named in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.