Doug Wick litigates state and local tax controversies and False Claims Act (qui tam) matters. His experience includes defending a client during a three-day False Claims Act trial, overturning a decision of the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal in Illinois Appellate Court, and obtaining dismissals or favorable settlements for dozens of clients in Illinois False Claims Act cases. Doug also advises clients on tax matters and defends tax audits for clients in jurisdictions around the country. He works closely with Jones Day's telemedicine and digital health clients on state and local tax matters.
Doug coauthored amicus briefs addressing important tax issues for the Illinois Supreme Court in Hertz Corp. v. City of Chicago and Horsehead Corp. v. Ill. Dep't of Rev., respectively. His articles have been cited by the Virginia Supreme Court, the Witkin treatise on constitutional law, and in several law reviews. Doug coauthored the award-winning BNA Tax Portfolio Limitations on States' Jurisdiction to Impose Sales and Use Taxes as well as the "Other Taxes" chapter in the 2017 edition of the State and Local Taxation treatise published by IICLE.
Doug has presented at the Council on State Taxation, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Tax Executives' Institute, Chicago Bar Association, and Center for Professional Education. He is a former chair of The Chicago Bar Association's State and Local Tax Committee.
Doug's pro bono work includes helping pediatric cancer and homeless assistance organizations achieve tax-exempt status and successfully arguing an appeal in a Section 1983 case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
- New York University (LL.M. in Tax 2011; awarded the David F. Bradford Memorial Prize for best tax paper); University of Southern California (J.D. 2010; Senior Editor, Southern California Law Review); Illinois State University (B.S. 2005)
- Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Judicial Extern to Judge Dale S. Fischer, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (January-April 2010)