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David L. Douglass

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Washington, DC, USA


David  Douglass is Co-Chair of  Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Government Enforcement and Compliance practice, where he represents companies and corporate executives facing criminal, civil and regulatory investigations, litigation and prosecution.  A former federal prosecutor, he has been trial counsel in over 20 trials in federal courts, including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts and New York.  Among his trial accomplishments, he successfully defended the first False Claims Act lawsuit brought against a private contractor for work performed for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.  Prior to that, he obtained a verdict on behalf of Health Care Services Corporation in an antitrust trial. In He has successfully defended a nationwide healthcare provider under investigation for alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud state Medicaid programs arising from pricing of prescription pharmaceuticals.  He has successfully represented other companies facing criminal investigation and civil litigation related to health care, military and other government contracts and programs, state and federal.  He currently serves as Chair of the Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Committee of DRI-The Voice of The Defense Bar, and Vice-Chair of the ABA Health Law Section  In 1994, he served as Executive Director of the White House Security Review, which resulted in the closing of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. In 1993, he served as Assistant Director to the Department of the Treasury's investigation of the raid on the David Koresh compound in Waco, Texas. Mr. Douglass served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Massachusetts and subsequently as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section. He obtained his J.D. in 1985, cum laude from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 1981. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Douglass has taught Advanced Evidence as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School and Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School. 

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