Devin A. Donohue


Los Angeles

(213) 892-7982

(213) 892-7999

Devin has substantial experience litigating and arbitrating commercial, trade secret, securities, and employment cases in federal and state court and before various arbitration tribunals (JAMS, AAA-ICDR and FINRA). He has successfully defended numerous customer and employment claims against brokerage firms and other financial institutions. Devin’s practice also includes advising broker-dealers and financial advisers in regulatory matters before FINRA and the SEC and assisting his corporate clients with complicated internal investigations and serving as an advocate for his clients in international arbitrations.

Devin represents firms and individuals in commercial and trade secret litigation matters in both court and arbitration. He has successfully litigated high-profile trade secret matters in California and other jurisdictions. Devin has handled securities litigation and regulatory enforcement matters involving several different types of complicated investment products, strategies, and sales practices resulting in claims of statutory and common law securities fraud and unsuitability. His employment litigation experience includes defending companies in California and around the country against numerous types of employment claims both statutory (federal and state) and common law. He has successfully handled the complicated and thorny employment issues that California employers face. His business and commercial litigation experience includes defending companies in international arbitrations including one of the largest banks in the world in an arbitration involving an eight-figure investment filed by a well-known bank in South America. Devin also serves on the AAA-International Centre for Dispute Resolution arbitrator panel.  

Devin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Prior to law school, he served as a legislative aide in the California State Senate. While in law school, Devin served as Student Bar Association president, an editor of McGeorge’s Transnational Lawyer and president of the McGeorge International Law Society. Devin is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership LA Program.



Cozen O’Connor Continues its West Coast Expansion, Adding Three Veteran Southern California Litigators to its Los Angeles Office

March 04, 2020

Thomas Lombardi, Devin Donohue and Brett Watson — from one of southern California’s leading litigation boutiques Lombardi & Donohue — have joined the firm as members.


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1993
  • California

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division, Member

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member