University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1972; Order of the Coif; Virginia Law Review; 1972 Best Publication Award
Lafayette College, A.B., cum laude, 1969; College President's Award; Eugene P. Chase Prize
Doug Marvin represents major companies in mass tort litigation, and as national coordinating counsel, has led successful defense efforts in some of the largest pharmaceutical proceedings in the country. He also represents clients in complex litigation and arbitrations. His legal career began three decades ago at the Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate and Attorney General's office.
As Multidistrict Litigation Lead Counsel in the Vioxx Litigation — which involved more than 60,000 claims — Doug helped devise litigation strategy and led negotiations that resulted in a settlement that has been praised as a model for mass tort litigation.
Doug has also represented national and multi-national companies, major professional firms, and medium-sized and smaller corporations in commercial litigation, including contract, tort, trademark, patent infringement, employment, and general commercial cases. He has handled major litigation across the United States, in the United Kingdom and countries in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Doug has counseled clients and represented parties in international arbitrations sitting in London, Amsterdam, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has consistently recognized Doug as one of the leading products liability lawyers in the United States. In the 2017 edition he has been described by commentators as a "dean of the practice," and noted for his "’outstanding’ handling of multidistrict litigation.” He is listed in The Legal 500 as one of seven leading lawyers in Product Liability Defense (Pharmaceuticals) (clients were quoted as considering him "as fine a national counsel as you will find" and a "brilliant strategist"), ranked by Vault in its top tiers, and selected for the 2014 to 2017 editions of Washington D.C. Super Lawyers. LMG Life Sciences has recognized Doug on its list of "Life Science Stars" as one of the top product liability practitioners in the country. BTI, which selects the top 300 lawyers in the country for recognition through unprompted, unequivocal recommendations from corporate counsel, has also recognized Doug for excellence.
Key Practice Areas
- Business & Commercial
- Civil Litigation
- Class Action
- Mass Tort
Last Updated 30th August 2017