Doug Wick litigates state and local tax controversies and False Claims Act (qui tam) matters. He also advises clients on tax matters and defends tax audits for clients in jurisdictions around the country. Doug's 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 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 Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Tax Executives' Institute, The Chicago Bar Association, and the 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 has included helping pediatric cancer and homeless assistance organizations achieve tax-exempt status and successfully arguing an appeal for a prisoner 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)