Doug Baker has significant civil litigation experience representing clients in state and federal courts in a variety of complex commercial matters, including disputes involving health care, insurance coverage, breach of contract, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act claims, intellectual property, and aviation. He also has experience in arbitrating before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), including working extensively with aerospace experts.
Doug has been the lead associate on cases in trial and appellate courts, overseeing briefing, discovery, motions practice, and case strategy. He has briefed cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and Superior Court, and various state and federal trial courts across the country. Doug has represented international clients from China, Hong Kong, and Japan. Representative clients include Ares SSG, Cardinal Health, Mitsubishi Aircraft, PCS Nitrogen, China Eastern Airlines, and UPMC.
In addition to his work in civil litigation, Doug has represented pro bono clients in state and federal court — at both the trial and appellate levels — in cases involving civil rights, habeas corpus, First Amendment, excessive force, and prisoner rights. Doug is an active member of his Pittsburgh city neighborhood, Brighton Heights.
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. magna cum laude 2014; Order of the Coif; Topics Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review); Grove City College (B.A. in English 2008)
- Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for commercial litigation (2021 and 2022)
- Law Clerk to: the Honorable D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2015-2016) and the Honorable Mark R. Hornak, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2014-2015)