Daniel W.Berens (Dan)


Columbus + 1.614.281.3813

Dan Berens focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including actions involving false advertising, debtor-creditor disputes, and state law veil piercing theories, as well as initiating and defending adversary proceedings related to chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Dan currently serves as lead defense counsel for one of the nation's major credit reporting agencies in cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). He recently defended a national marketplace lender in a federal action asserting alter ego and other veil piercing claims. Dan also maintains an active pro bono practice. As part of Jones Day's Laredo Project, he is currently a member of multiple trial teams working to obtain political asylum for individuals in the United States.

Before joining Jones Day, Dan clerked for Judge L. Scott Coogler of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.


  • Wells Fargo provides Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan for CBL PropertiesJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of and secured exit financing for CBL Properties (“CBL”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls.