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Douglas Hallward-Driemeier

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Doug, who leads the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice, has presented more than 70 appellate arguments, including 16 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, including the Alien Tort Statute, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and forum non conveniens.

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).


JD, Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, Harvard Law Review Supervising Editor; MPhil Politics, University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar; BA, DePauw University, summa cum laude, Rector Scholar, 1989 Walker Cup, Phi Beta Kappa.