Donna L. McDevitt concentrates in complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, litigation involving mergers and acquisitions, and SEC investigations and civil enforcement actions, including FCPA investigations.


Ms. McDevitt, a certified public accountant, has substantial experience with litigation involving accounting issues, including securities class actions premised on allegations of accounting fraud, and purchase-price litigation in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. McDevitt has represented a wide variety of companies, including Baxter International Inc.; Champion Enterprises, Inc.; Chevron Corporation; Ecolab Inc.; HSBC Finance Corporation; Orion Energy Systems, Inc.; Pactiv Corporation; Polaris Industries Inc.; Qwest Communications International Inc.; Solo Cup Company; Stryker Corporation; Tecumseh Products Company and Waste Management, Inc.



  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1988
  • M.S.T., DePaul University, 1983
  • M.A.S., University of Illinois, 1978
  • B.A., University of Vermont, 1975 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Certified Public Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (1978-1985)

Donna L. McDevitt

Counsel, Securities Litigation; Litigation