Doug’s practice is focused on helping clients successfully navigate high-stakes commercial, employment and healthcare litigation matters in federal and state court. He has experience representing both privately held and public companies as well as individuals in all aspect of litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, including discovery, depositions, motions practice, brief writing, trial preparation and settlement negotiations.
Prior to joining Matasar Jacobs, Doug practiced for several years as a business restructuring and bankruptcy litigation associate in the Cleveland office of a national law firm where he represented domestic and foreign companies in civil actions for breach of contract, conversion, replevin and indemnification, as well as corporate officers and directors in complex D&O liability litigation involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, usurpation of corporate opportunity, civil conspiracy and trade secret misappropriation. Doug also practiced as a bankruptcy associate in the Cleveland office of a leading regional law firm where he represented debtors and trustees in bankruptcy cases filed under Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
While studying at Wake Forest University School of Law, Doug competed on the National Moot Court Team, was a member of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy and was a teaching assistant for the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. He also won Best Oralist in Wake Forest’s 2013 Stanley Moot Court Competition.
Wake Forest University School of Law (2015)
The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude (2012)
State Bar of Ohio
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Ohio
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Volunteer Big Brother, October 2012 – June 2015