Donnell C. MuchAssociate | Securities LitigationDonnell guides investors in securities litigation and arbitration, and counsels and advocates on behalf of clients involved in commercial disputes.

Donnell C. Much

Donnell brings a valuable regulatory perspective to individual and institutional investors pursuing securities litigation and arbitration, and also works with companies involved in more general commercial disputes.

With prior experience at the SEC with the Trading & Markets and Enforcement divisions, and at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the Office of the General Counsel, Donnell helps clients to better understand and navigate prevailing securities law.

In addition to his strong SEC and CFTC knowledge base, Donnell has an extensive understanding of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Dispute Resolution (FINRA), American Arbitration Association rules and regulations, and Pennsylvania's Blue Sky laws. He also holds an MBA in accounting.

Outside of securities law, Donnell’s litigation experience includes counseling and advocating on behalf of clients in contract disputes and employment matters.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Avid runner, rugby player and rock climber

Selected Representative Matters

Obtained a $48 million award, including $30 million in treble damages and attorney’s fees, as co-counsel on behalf of an investor against a Registered Investment Adviser

Negotiated a large settlement as co-counsel on behalf of investors against a bank, broker-dealer and mutual fund for violations of the Pennsylvania and federal securities laws

Obtained a substantial arbitration award as co-counsel on behalf of an employee against an employer insurance company for violation of ERISA and promissory estoppel

Obtained jury verdict, including punitive damages, as co-counsel against defendants for slander of title, wrongful use of civil proceedings and tortious interference with contractual relations

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • American Bar Association


  • Delaware County Bar Association (PA)


  • Montgomery American Inn of Court




  • Georgetown University Law Center

    LL.M., With Distinction

  • Loyola New Orleans College of Law

    Juris Doctor

  • Saint Joseph's University

    M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society

  • University of Vermont

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania