Douglas P. Lobel

Co-Chair, Commercial Class Action Litigation Practice at Cooley LLP

Douglas P. Lobel

Douglas P. Lobel

Co-Chair, Commercial Class Action Litigation Practice at Cooley LLP

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Douglas P. Lobel, a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department, is co-chair of the Firm's national Commercial Class Action Litigation practice and a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He joined the Firm in 2006 and is resident in the Reston office.

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In 2009, the Washington Business Journal named Mr. Lobel the top corporate litigator in the Washington DC area in its "Top Washington Lawyer" competition. From 2011-2015, Chambers USA named Mr. Lobel to its list of America's Leading Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, and he was also named in Best Lawyers in America (2013-2016 Editions).

Notable client quotes include:

* "[Doug] is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is very smart on the law and his way with clients is fantastic." (Chambers USA, 2015)
* "Sources name him an exceptional trial lawyer, and praise his dedicated and highly tactical approach to handling cases." (Chambers USA, 2013)
* "Douglas Lobel of Cooley LLP is 'tireless, aggressive and very bright; a genuine trial attorney.' Notable clients include Wells Fargo, E*TRADE Financial and Qwest." (Chambers USA, 2012)
* "Clients praise Douglas Lobel of Cooley LLP as 'an extremely effective litigator with fantastic business sense.'" (Chambers USA, 2011)
* "Doug makes you feel as if you are his only client." (Washington Business Journal, 2009)
* "Doug has compiled an almost too-good-to-be-true record in defending E-Trade in a number of significant lawsuits." (Washington Business Journal, 2009)

Mr. Lobel has a diverse commercial and criminal litigation practice in the federal and state trial and appellate courts. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has represented clients from a wide range of industries in complex litigation, class actions, multi-district litigations, arbitrations, internal investigations, agency enforcement proceedings and grand jury investigations. He also frequently litigates injunction actions and post-closing indemnity disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions.

While Mr. Lobel has handled cases in over 50 federal and state jurisdictions throughout the country, he has significant experience litigating in the "rocket docket" of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, VA.

Government Contracts: Mr. Lobel has particular experience handling lawsuits, arbitrations and internal investigations for government contractors. He has represented prime and subcontractors in injunction proceedings, investigations under the False Claims and Procurement Integrity Acts, disputes under subcontracts, teaming agreements and non-disclosure agreements, and disputes arising from contract performance. He has also litigated post-closing indemnification disputes following acquisitions by government contractors. Government contractor clients include Science Applications International Corp. ("SAIC"), Leidos, Inc., CACI International, Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies ("SpaceX").

Financial Services: A substantial part of Mr. Lobel's practice involves representing financial services clients in civil litigation, class actions, arbitrations, regulatory investigations, and enforcement proceedings brought by the NASD, the NYSE and the SEC. He has litigated cases under the federal securities law, the insiders trading statutes, the Truth-In-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and various states' unfair and deceptive practices statutes. He also has represented underwriters in securities class actions. Financial services clients have included E*TRADE Financial Corporation and subsidiaries E*TRADE Bank, E*TRADE Mortgage and E*TRADE Securities, Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, Cardtronics, Inc., Royal Alliance, PaineWebber, Prudential Securities, and National Discount Brokers (now Ameritrade)

Communications: Mr. Lobel also has particular expertise representing local, long-distance and international telecommunications carriers in lawsuits and commercial arbitrations. He has litigated a wide variety of issues arising under the Communications Act of 1934 involving carrier tariffs and carrier-to-carrier agreements. He has successfully defended carrier-customer and carrier-carrier disputes, consumer class actions challenging carrier billing practices and allegations of "slamming" and "cramming." Communications clients have included CenturyLink, Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., XO Communications, LLC, U.S. West Communications, Teleglobe Communications, Iridium Communications Inc., Western Wireless Corporation, eMeritus Communications, NOS Communications, Billing Concepts, Inc., and Excel Communications.

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Co-Chair, Commercial Class Action Litigation Practice at Cooley LLP
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Co-Chair, Commercial Class Action Litigation Practice
2006 - Current

Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US Supreme Court
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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