He has recovered millions of dollars for investors, employees, and business owners in disputes in state and federal courts, often facing off against large companies and wealthy individuals. Damion’s cases have involved commercial real estate and insurance disputes, complex investment schemes, accounting and fiduciary fraud, and cutting-edge technology. Damion frequently steps in to turn cases around when a successful outcome seems out of reach.
Damion started his career at preeminent international firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he represented publicly-traded companies and large financial institutions in high-stakes litigation, involving multiple billions of dollars in exposure. Before joining Affeld Grivakes, he founded and managed the business and corporate practice of boutique litigation firm Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP, representing technology startups, investors, and entrepreneurs.
Damion continues to represent individuals and businesses in a broad range of disputes from entertainment, to corporate governance, to wrongful termination.
Damion clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter in the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 2007 to 2008.
He has devoted a significant part of his work to the public interest on pro bono matters, including representing Central American refugees who fled gang violence and domestic abuse, and helping to establish the right of mentally disabled immigrants to counsel in immigration proceedings. Damion’s pro bono work has earned him the Equal Justice Advocacy Award from the ACLU of Southern California, among other recognition.
UCLA (2007) J.D.
University of Washington (2003) B.A.