Douglas D.Baker (Doug)

Associate

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9546

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.

Experience

  • Global engineering and aerospace company resolves ICC dispute with its engine supplierJones Day successfully settled a private arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") on behalf of a global engineering and aerospace company.
  • Chemco defends against allegations of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation by competitorJones Day is defending Chemco Systems, L.P. against allegations of patent infringement as well as misappropriation of RDP Technologies, Inc.'s trade secrets in violation of the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.
  • UPMC defends lawsuit seeking to recoup $300 million in oncology reimbursement paymentsJones Day is defending the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) against a lawsuit filed by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Highmark Inc. in September 2014 against UPMC and its subsidiary hospitals seeking to recoup $300 million in past oncology reimbursements.
  • UPMC prevails in trial before Commonwealth Court of PennsylvaniaJones Day won a bench trial on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.
  • UPMC prevails before the Pennsylvania Supreme CourtFollowing a decision from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Jones Day led an expedited appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that resulted in a complete victory for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.