Overview

Doug is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a commercial litigator in the litigation group. His practice focuses on electronic discovery matters, and he is the head of the firm's electronic discovery practice group.  Doug has represented numerous businesses with regard to the management and discovery of electronically stored information. He has represented both corporate and public entities in a variety of litigation matters, including multiple putative class actions and complex antirust matters.

Career highlights include:

  • Formulating strategy for and overseeing document and electronically stored information collection, review, and productions by multiple corporate clients in antitrust litigation against Visa and Mastercard, employing a wide variety of advanced analytics including Technology Assisted Review (predictive coding) to assist in identifying responsive documents
  • Formulating strategy for and overseeing document and electronically stored information production using Technology Assisted Review in an accelerated time frame for an FTC Second Request
  • Regularly working with clients to develop cost-effective and defensible strategies for pre-litigation document management and post-litigation discovery obligations relating to documents and electronically stored information
  • Regularly litigating electronic discovery issues in state and federal courts
  • Successfully defending a large manufacturer in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level in a variety of employment-related litigation, including two putative employment discrimination class actions and a sexual harassment jury trial
  • Advising a large manufacturer on the development of validated selection systems for hiring and promotion and on the development of affirmative action plans

Doug regularly speaks nationally and locally on electronic discovery issues.

Doug received his J.D. summa cum laude from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he was the issue planning editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Doug clerked for The Honorable Joseph P. Kinneary, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and for The Honorable Alan Norris, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2017-2021

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2023; Employment Law - Management, 2013-2023

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Activities

Thurber House, Board of Trustees, Member, 2010-2017; Treasurer 2012-2016

Columbus Council of World Affairs, Board of Trustees, Member, 2013-present

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Education

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1987, summa cum laude, with Honors, Order of the Coif
Ohio State Law Journal, issue planning editor, 1985-1987

University of Virginia, B.A., 1984

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Joseph P. Kinneary, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1987-1989
  • The Honorable Alan Norris, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1989-1990
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