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Litigation Star



Practice area:

White collar crime

Dane Ball likes to get things done—yesterday—and brings that intensity and urgency to every aspect of his work. As a Partner in SKV’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, Dane has successfully represented individuals and companies in their most sensitive legal matters, including some of the highest-profile litigation of the past 15 years. Though his public victories have drawn acclaim—such as the not guilty verdict for the BP well site leader wrongfully blamed for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; the dismissal of all corruption charges against one of the longest-sitting members of the Texas House of Representatives; and a complete acquittal after one of the nation’s few criminal insider-trading trials—he is equally proud of the discreet ways he has helped innocent clients avoid charges in an array of government investigations. From federal criminal trials or appeals to parallel criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings to a wide range of internal and government investigations, Dane has repeatedly achieved favorable outcomes for clients and earned the respect of his peers and adversaries. 

Uniquely adept with both the big picture and small details, Dane focuses his practice on the FCPA and anti-corruption, environmental and industrial catastrophes, and alleged fraud and financial crimes. 

Before law school, Dane played D1 baseball for nationally-ranked Pepperdine University, where he was an all-conference player. He graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. Dane began his career at Skadden after clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Updated Oct 2021