For over 30 years, Doug achieved consistent trial and appellate successes by collaborating with highly skilled lawyers at the world's premier companies, his partners and colleagues at Kirkland, and co-counsel throughout the world. These high-stakes litigation success stories — and the corporation counsel that worked with Doug — have been featured in Corporate Counsel, The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal. Doug has been recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in defending products liability, mass tort and toxic tort actions. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Doug and those who worked with him have won numerous antitrust, patent, breach-of-contract, mass tort, products liability and personal injury cases in courts around the world.



Named an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine (2005–present).

Memberships & Affiliations

Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities, Board of Advisors (2005–present)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1986Illinois


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.1986
    Whitney North Seymour Prize for Trial Advocacy
  • Rockhurst UniversityB.A., Philosophy, Economics & Englishsumma cum laude1983