Dana is highly active in the pro bono community, including helping military veterans with benefit claims and assisting a local breast cancer outreach nonprofit. He is an avid home improvement DIY’er, a cerevisaphile, and an enthusiastic – and unapologetically partisan – lover of all things Terrapins– Go Terps!
Dana Alan Gausepohl
Dana joined Foundry General Counsel in 2018, bringing nearly 20 years of experience of providing advice and counsel to businesses and their key decisionmakers across a wide range of areas of law.
He leads the Firm’s Data Privacy and Security practice where he advises established and emerging companies on international data privacy and security compliance strategies and best practices. His pragmatic and result-driven approach to solving his clients’ compliance needs has made him a trusted advisor to some of the country’s most dynamic technology companies.
Dana also has extensive experience representing companies at various stages of development across numerous industries (including entertainment, hospitality, information technology, professional services, and AdTech) on a host of legal issues, such as advertising compliance, corporate finance and governance, venture capital and emerging companies, commercial real estate development, and intellectual property portfolio counseling and management.
As an advisor to many start-up and emerging businesses, Dana works with founders and senior leadership teams on complex transactional matters that are integral to a company’s growth, evolution, and exit strategy. He also works closely with senior management advising on day-to-day legal, compliance, and operational issues, such as strategic partnership, joint venture, and collaboration agreements, technology licensing agreements, and sales and services agreements.
Prior to joining our firm, Dana served for six years as General Counsel to one of the fastest-growing hospitality and entertainment companies in the United States; he headed the legal function responsible for negotiating partnership and joint venture agreements, sponsorship and intellectual property rights licensing deals, large-scale commercial real estate development agreements, and private equity and commercial bank financings. From 2002 to 2012, Dana practiced in the complex litigation departments of two well-respected law firms specializing in the defense of serial product liability claims against Fortune 100 companies, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers. His experience as a litigator in “bet the company” litigation matters enables Dana to provide the advice clients require in a highly competitive and often perilously competitive business world.
Dana holds a Juris Doctor degree from University of Maryland School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review and an executive member of the Moot Court Board. He also holds a BA in Criminology from The University of Maryland.