Douglas P. Lobel

Douglas P. Lobel, a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department, is co-chair of the Firm's national Commercial Class Action Litigation practice and a member of the Complex Contract & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He joined the Firm in 2006 and is resident in the Reston office.

In 2009, the Washington Business Journal named Mr. Lobel the top corporate litigator in the Washington DC area in its "Top Washington Lawyer" competition. From 2011-2014, Chambers USA named Mr. Lobel to its list of America's Leading Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, noting that clients praise him as "an extremely effective litigator with fantastic business sense," with a "dedicated and highly tactical approach to handling cases," who is "tireless, aggressive and very bright; a genuine trial attorney." Mr. Lobel was also named in Best Lawyers in America (2013-2015 Editions).

Mr. Lobel has a diverse commercial and criminal litigation practice in the federal and state trial and appellate courts. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has represented clients from a wide range of industries in complex litigation, class actions, arbitrations, internal investigations, agency enforcement proceedings and grand jury investigations. He has also litigated numerous post-closing indemnity disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Lobel handles cases throughout the country, but has significant experience litigating in the "rocket docket" of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, VA.

Government Contracts: Mr. Lobel has particular experience handling lawsuits, arbitrations and internal investigations for government contractors. He has represented prime and subcontractors in injunction proceedings, investigations under the False Claims and Procurement Integrity Acts, disputes under subcontracts, teaming agreements and non-disclosure agreements, and disputes arising from contract performance. He has also litigated post-closing indemnification disputes following acquisitions by government contractors. Government contractor clients include Science Applications International Corp. ("SAIC"), Leidos, Inc., CACI International, Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies ("SpaceX").

Financial Services: A substantial part of Mr. Lobel's practice involves representing financial services clients in civil litigation, arbitrations, regulatory investigations, and enforcement proceedings brought by the NASD, the NYSE and the SEC. He has litigated cases under the federal securities law, the insiders trading statutes, the Truth-In-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and various states' unfair and deceptive practices statutes. He also has represented underwriters in securities class actions. Financial services clients have included E*TRADE Financial Corporation and subsidiaries E*TRADE Bank, E*TRADE Mortgage and E*TRADE Securities, Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, Cardtronics, Inc., PaineWebber, Prudential Securities, and National Discount Brokers (now Ameritrade)

Telecommunications: Mr. Lobel also has particular expertise representing local, long-distance and international telecommunications carriers in lawsuits and commercial arbitrations. He has litigated a wide variety of issues arising under the Communications Act of 1934 involving carrier tariffs and carrier-to-carrier agreements. He has successfully defended carrier-customer and carrier-carrier disputes, consumer class actions challenging carrier billing practices and allegations of "slamming" and "cramming." Communications clients have included CenturyLink, Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., XO Communications, LLC, U.S. West Communications, Teleglobe Communications, Iridium Communications Inc., Western Wireless Corporation, eMeritus Communications, NOS Communications, Billing Concepts, Inc., and Excel Communications.

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Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Government Contracts, 3) Commercial Class Action Litigation, 4) Government Contracts Litigation, 5) Communications Litigation, 6) Communications, 7) White Collar & Regulatory Defense and 8) Securities Litigation
Law School The George Washington University Law School, J.D.,1983
Education Haverford College, B.A.,1979
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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