Douglas Koff is a partner in the Litigation practice of the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. He concentrates his practice on enforcement and white-collar matters, internal investigations and civil litigation.
Mr. Koff has defended a variety of companies and corporate executives in virtually every inquiry by civil and criminal authorities (as well as SRO's) into business practices on Wall Street. He also has been actively engaged in civil matters involving securities, derivative products, and other complex financial instruments. He has handled cases involving a broad spectrum of substantive legal issues, including antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, reinsurance, fraud, piercing the corporate veil, mergers and acquisitions, money laundering, and federal securities law. With experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including sophisticated fact and expert discovery, he has had a prominent role in a number of complex trials and arbitrations.
Mr. Koff was recognized in 2009 - 2011 by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as an Up-and-Coming litigator in New York for white collar crime and criminal investigations. In 2008, Mr. Koff was also recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as an Up-and-Coming securities litigator in New York, and Euromoney's Benchmark: Litigation named him a "Local Litigation Star" for New York that same year. He won the 2006 Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes exceptional legal writing, and has been recognized by New York Super Lawyers as a leading attorney in Manhattan since the ranking's inception.
Mr. Koff earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and received a B.A. in Political Science from Earlham College. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association Government Ethics Committee, a member of the UJA Criminal Law Executive Council and a member of the Federal Bar Council. He is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York.