One of the nation's leading M&A lawyers, Doug has advised companies on more than $225 billion in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
He also advises clients on strategic and commercial transactions, corporate counseling and governance, securities matters, shareholder activism and takeover defense. He led Fenwick’s M&A practice for over 20 years and served as a member of the firm’s executive committee for 10 years.
Doug's transactional experience spans more than 25 years and includes cross-border transactions in the software, cybersecurity, internet, biopharma, medical diagnostics, medical devices, telecommunications, networking, semiconductor, computer hardware, packaged food and consumer products industries.
He is ranked by Chambers & Partners as among the world’s leading lawyers for Corporate/M&A in both the Global and USA guides. He is also recognized as a Notable Practitioner in the Nationwide Corporate/M&A–Highly Regarded listing. Client testimonials in the Chambers guides have consistently referred to Doug as “strategic”, “innovative”, and an “incredible negotiator who sees the big picture”.
Doug served as director of Intergovernmental Relations for the New York City Planning Commission. He has lectured on transactional law at Columbia University Law School, Stanford University Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.