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Dana Mulhauser

Deputy Director, Affirmative Litigation

Dana brings experience as a career civil rights lawyer to her work advancing gun safety with Everytown Law.

Dana is a skilled litigator who helps direct Everytown Law’s affirmative litigation practice, bringing cases designed to support gun violence prevention efforts throughout the country. Prior to joining Everytown, Dana was the founding chief of a division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that criminally investigates and prosecutes every officer-involved fatality in the state. Previously, she led a unit in St. Louis County, Missouri, that examines wrongful convictions and prosecutes police officers and other public officials.

Dana also spent more than ten years at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, where she received the Distinguished Service Award. Her civil cases included lawsuits against a housing provider that hung a noose and otherwise discriminated against Black residents, a homeowners’ association that banned wheelchair ramps, a redlining mortgage lender, and a town that denied municipal services to non-churchgoing residents. Her criminal cases encompassed the first-ever excessive force prosecution of corrections officers at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison, the prosecution of an anti-Somali firebombing, and one of the largest labor-trafficking prosecutions in history. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael W. McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before becoming a lawyer, she was a journalist, and she has continued to publish on issues relating to civil rights and the criminal legal system. She has also been an adjunct professor and lecturer at multiple law schools.


  • New York


  • Stanford University, B.A., with highest honors
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • Missouri (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court