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David  S. Douglas

Primary Practice Areas

Employment Law
Intellectual Property


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • J.D., cum laude, 1985
  • Comments Editor, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • A.B., magna cum laude, 1982
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Executive Editor, Brown Banner


  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012
David S. Douglas
Tel: 212-935-3131, Ext. 320
Fax: 212-935-4514
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Mr. Douglas’ practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. 

Throughout the course of his more than thirty years of practice, Mr. Douglas has handled a broad array of local, national, and international cases, and has litigated in courts throughout the country. Mr. Douglas’ areas of expertise include commercial litigation of all kinds, insurance fraud and coverage litigation, civil RICO, employment matters, and land use disputes. In addition, he is the chair of the Town of Cortlandt, New York’s Zoning Board of Appeals, the chair of the Town’s Open Space Committee and Conservation Advisory Council, and a member of the Town’s Master Plan Committee. He is the recipient of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation's 2018 Distinguished Citizen Planner Award. Mr. Douglas previously served as a Law Clerk for Judge Leonard D. Wexler of the Eastern District of New York.

Published Works

  • "New York City Shakes Up the Freelance Sector", New York State Bar Association NY Business Law Journal (2017)
  • “Where to Draw the Guideline: Factoring the Fruits of Illegal Searches into Sentencing Guidelines Calculations”, 7 Touro L. Rev. 1 (1990) (co-author)
  • “Holding America Together”, 21 Harv. Civ. Rts.-Civ. Lib. L. Rev. 325 (1986)
  • “Rx for the Elderly: Legal Rights (and Wrongs) Within the Health Care System”, 20 Harv. Civ. Rts.-Civ. Lib. L. Rev. 425 (1985) (co-author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association