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Philip Le B. Douglas
Of Counsel


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  • New York University (J.D. 1975; Articles Editor, NYU Law Review; Root-Tilden Scholar); Princeton University (A.B. cum laude 1972, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs; Honorable Mention Senior Thesis Prize)

Bar Admissions

  • New York; District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Districts of Columbia and Connecticut


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1975-1976)

Government Service

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, Criminal Division (1979-1984)

Philip Douglas has more than 40 years' experience successfully litigating complex disputes in the United States and in other nations. His work has been "highly commended" for innovative litigation by the Financial Times. Clients return to Phil for their most important disputes.

Phil successfully defended Garmin International against a $2 billion lawsuit regarding a hedge fund's efforts to establish a broadband network within the satellite spectrum; prosecuted a losing bidder's Schedule 13D fraud and deal protection breach claims against the Harbinger hedge fund and the target it acquired; prosecuted a $600 million lawsuit against the designer of nuclear power plants; litigated a $462 million lawsuit regarding the sale of Argentinean power assets; defended a $400 million claim arising out a pharmaceutical development agreement; litigated a contractor's $200 million claim against Amtrak regarding the Acela Project; prosecuted the first investor-state arbitration under NAFTA; arbitrated in Beijing under the China Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission; and defended an ICC arbitration regarding the development of an air-to-surface missile. He has successfully represented international manufacturers of transportation, power generation, and transmission facilities in infrastructure cases.

Phil's pro bono service includes a successful challenge to Defense Department regulations denying security clearance to categories of recently naturalized U.S. citizens and the successful defense of an environmental organization against a retaliatory "SLAAP" lawsuit.

Philip Douglas