Dana Brusca’s practice focuses on litigation, investigations by federal and state agencies, and internal investigations related to data breaches and infrastructure security. Dana’s background is technical in nature, having studied theoretical mathematics for her undergraduate degree and initially pursued a career in computer science. Dana’s practice leveraged her prior experience, and she particularly enjoys helping companies resolve disputes—whether with business partners, consumers, or regulators—that involve a technical component, including with respect to issues arising under the VPPA, CFAA, and ECPA. For similar reasons, Dana also enjoys counseling and advising on emerging crypto and gaming compliance matters.
Prior to joining ZwillGen, Dana was a federal prosecutor for seven years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. In that role, she completed multiple jury trials involving white collar and violent crime and has argued related appeals. She also served as a team leader for investigations arising under the Bank Secrecy Act and, toward the end of her tenure, as one of the office’s computer-hacking and intellectual property points of contact. In this role, Dana led one of the District’s first dark web narcotics trafficking and money laundering investigations, which resulted in the seizure of more than $129 million in cryptocurrency and other assets. Dana twice received the U.S. Attorney’s Office Award for Excellence in Prosecution of Fraud and received recognition from the FBI Washington Field Office and ATF for her work.
Following graduation from law school, Dana served as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was a member of the litigation department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where she assisted companies and their leaders in responding to and managing regulatory and congressional inquiries, and other reputational matters.