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Douglas R. Marvin

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Douglas Marvin represents major companies in mass tort litigation, and as national coordinating counsel, has led successful defense efforts in some of the largest pharmaceutical proceedings in the country. He also represents clients in complex litigation and arbitrations. His legal career began three decades ago at the Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate and Attorney General's office.

As Multidistrict Litigation Lead Counsel in the Vioxx Litigation — which involved more than 60,000 claims — Mr. Marvin helped devise litigation strategy and led negotiations that resulted in a settlement that has been praised as a model for mass tort litigation.

Mr. Marvin has handled major litigation across the United States, in the United Kingdom and countries in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. He has counseled clients and represented parties in international arbitrations sitting in London, Amsterdam, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere.