Darnell R. Donahue

Practice Areas

  • Shareholder Rights & Fiduciary Duty Litigation
    • Shareholder Derivative Litigation
    • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Whistleblower Litigation


  • Boston College Law School (J.D. 2010)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (M.A. 1996)
  • Pitzer College (B.A. 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois


  • San Diego County Bar Association


Darnell R. Donahue concentrates his practice on shareholder rights and whistleblower litigation. Mr. Donahue is a member of the firm’s new matters practice group, evaluating the viability of cases and initiating litigation on behalf of the firm’s clients.  Mr. Donahue also works closely with the firm’s business development department to educate shareholders and other potential plaintiffs about the firm’s practice areas and assist with onboarding new clients.

Prior to joining Robbins Arroyo LLP, Mr. Donahue served as deputy general counsel at a Chicago-based consulting firm and as an advance coordinator for a Chicago mayoral campaign that successfully elected the candidate to office. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Donahue worked for six years at securities litigation firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where he served public and private investor clients in the institutional investor relations group.

Mr. Donahue obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School in 2010. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Mr. Donahue earned his Masters of Arts degree in African Area Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and graduated from the Pitzer College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African Studies in 1992.


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