Douglas K. Spaulding

Partner

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1977, J.D., Member of the school’s National Moot Court Team
  • Marquette University, 1970, B.A., Alpha Sigma Nu - Honorary Society

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • State Supreme Court - Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Virginia

Doug is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Financial Services Litigation.  He actively represents clients in a broad spectrum of substantive legal areas, with a particular emphasis on civil litigation.  Doug has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts, and has handled appellate matters in the federal and local courts of the District of Columbia, Virginia, the Third Circuit, the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Doug represents clients in a variety of matters relating to the Securities Industry, and mutual fund companies in federal and state regulatory proceedings and in class action litigation.  Doug represents broker-dealers and associated persons in SEC enforcement actions and self-regulatory organization disciplinary proceedings. He also advises clients in numerous regulatory and compliance matters, and has represented securities industry professionals in civil litigation and arbitrations conducted by the FINRA, NYSE and AAA.  He represents companies and board committees in internal investigations and compliance issues under Sarbanes-Oxley.

In addition, Doug has represented clients in a number of cases involving intellectual property disputes and alleged theft of trade secrets.  He has defended and prosecuted claims on behalf of clients under the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and has represented parties in commercial disputes, government contract litigation and patent infringement cases involving intellectual property issues.

Doug's practice has included litigation in the areas of corporate, commercial, securities, professional malpractice, employment, federal/regulatory law, products liability, personal injury, freedom of information, defamation, intellectual property, government contracts and domestic relations.  He served as one of Reed Smith’s principal trial attorneys in litigation in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Virginia involving asbestos-related claims.

Employment History

  • 1984 - Reed Smith
    • Former Managing Partner of the Washington office
  • 1983 - Martin, Beck & Smith
  • 1977 - Baker & Hostetler
  • Taught trial advocacy courses sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at the Harvard Law School and the Georgetown Law Center.

Honors & Awards

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers - Securities & Cor. Fin. (2014)
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers
    • The Lawyers Club, Member
    • The Barristers, Past President

    Interests

    • Doug served for four years as an infantry troop leader in the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoys fly fishing and golf, and he is active in The University Club where he served as President from 2001-2003.