David Douglass is taking his False Claims Act and white collar criminal defense practice from Shook Hardy to Sheppard Mullin.
Douglass is chair of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.
Among Douglass’ trial accomplishments are a verdict for his client, Health Care Services Corporation, in antitrust litigation and his successful defense of the first False Claims Act lawsuit brought against a private contractor, Custer Battles, for work performed for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
“David brings a wealth of false claims and white collar trial experience, as well as healthcare industry knowledge, to our nationally recognized Government Contracts and Investigations practice group. He is a well-respected and tremendously talented litigation expert and an excellent fit for the firm,” said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.
Douglass is the founding editor of the Compliance and Enforcement Register, a resource for compliance professionals and in-house counsel to track and discuss evolving compliance standards and enforcement policies.
Douglass received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1985 and a B.A. from Yale University in 1981.