August 15, 2017 — Pepperdine Law alumnus Dane Ball (JD ’05) has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hotlist – South. Ball practices white-collar defense and investigations at Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, LLP, located in Houston, Texas. Smyser Kaplan & Veselka recently won a complete acquittal in a Louisiana insider trading case, during which Ball cross examined government witnesses and presented the defense’s trading expert.
Via Benchmark Litigation:
Dane Ball is a partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations practice at Smyser Kaplan & Veselka and is considered a “great young trial attorney with a great reputation,” a peer says. Ball, who deals with high-stakes cases, is trial counsel for Dawnna Dukes, an 11-term member of the Texas House of Representative who was indicted on more than a dozen charges for alleged public corruption.
More on the Louisiana insider trading case may be found at www.businesswire.com