John Caleb Dougherty

John Dougherty represents and advises some of the world's best known companies on complex multi-disciplinary litigation and other strategic challenges.

He currently acts as national coordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in consumer fraud, product liability and mass tort cases pending throughout the US. He has tried cases in the federal and state courts, using innovative dispute resolution proceedings. He regularly counsels clients on crisis management, litigation avoidance and regulatory matters.

His litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes and consumer-to-business cases, often involving matters with core scientific or regulatory issues. His traditional business litigation practice includes representing companies in disputes arising out of business mergers and acquisitions. His intellectual property litigation practice focuses on patent, trade secret and licensing litigation.

John is experienced in leading and coordinating "virtual firms" drawn from multiple outside law firms, including designing best practices for managing multi-counsel teams and setting and supervising their multi-million dollar budgets.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property and Technology, 2) Litigation, 3) Arbitration and Investigations, 4) Product Liability, 5) Mass Torts and Product Stewardship, 6) Patent Litigation and 7) International Arbitration
Law School J.D., The Catholic University of America, 1991
Education B.A., The Catholic University of America, 1988
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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