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Appellate Law - USA - Nationwide
"Douglas writes really persuasive briefs and he is really great at oral arguments. He has a calm but commanding presence and is always well prepared." "He is unassuming and has an unshakable patience about him, even in the face of a US Supreme Court argument."
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Doug, who leads the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice, has presented more than 85 appellate arguments, including 17 times before the U.S. Supreme Court and before every federal circuit court of appeals. He has briefed and argued both civil and criminal matters covering a wide range of subjects and has particular experience in the areas of intellectual property, bankruptcy, the False Claims Act, securities litigation, and antitrust. Doug has also extensive experience litigating issues of concern to companies and foreign governments with international activities.
Doug rejoined the firm in 2010 after spending more than a decade handling civil appeals and Supreme Court litigation for the U.S. Department of Justice. Between 2004 and 2009, he was an Assistant to the Solicitor General, where he briefed and argued cases on behalf of the United States before the Supreme Court. Doug has argued 17 cases before the Supreme Court and filed more than 200 briefs in that Court. In 2015, Doug argued before the Supreme Court in the highly-publicized landmark marriage equality case (Obergefell v. Hodges) and in a key bankruptcy case regarding whether an order denying confirmation of a bankruptcy plan is appealable (Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank).