Hayley M. Lenahan Associate (510) 451-3300 hlenahan@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

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Hayley M. Lenahan is an associate with a focus on litigation. She has experience litigating corporate and complex commercial disputes, as well as trust and estates matters. As a member of the Litigation Practice Group, she assists clients in all aspects of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation and resolution, discovery, motion practice, mediation, and trial preparation.

Prior to joining the firm, Hayley was an attorney at a litigation boutique in Delaware where she regularly appeared in Delaware’s state and federal courts, including the prestigious Court of Chancery. Her work there included stockholder derivative actions, M&A litigation, books and records proceedings, corporate control disputes, and various other commercial tort and contract issues. Hayley began her career as a clerk for the Honorable Eric M. Davis of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, where she worked on sophisticated disputes in the Complex Commercial Litigation Division.

Hayley was awarded the Herman Mitchell Schwartz Award, for contributing to the achievement of equality of opportunity and treatment for women, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award for exemplifying the attributes of a family lawyer, upon graduation from law school. While she was in law school, she served as a managing editor of the Villanova Law Review.

She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Hayley is admitted to practice law in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (inactive).

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Executive Committee Alternate, Barristers, Alameda County Bar Association, 2023
  • Member, Villanova Law Women's Network Board of Advisors