Doug Greene is one of the United States’ most experienced and successful securities litigators. He has focused his practice exclusively on securities and corporate governance litigation for the past 18 years, and is among a small group of practitioners nationwide who handle such matters full time.
Doug spent the first 20 years of his career at national law firms, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a pioneer in securities litigation defense. In 2012, Doug moved his practice to Lane Powell, a prominent Pacific Northwest firm, to establish a securities litigation practice that combines national expertise and regional economics. He defends cases around the country from his home base in Seattle, where he lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Barbara, and his two daughters, Sophie and Darby.
Doug has handled well over 100 securities and corporate governance litigation matters. He defends companies of all sizes and from all kinds of industries—from aerospace giant Boeing to funky soda maker Jones Soda. In recent years, he has defended U.S.-listed Chinese companies in securities litigation, which he enjoys because of the litigation and cultural issues such matters involve, and because they further connect him to China, where he and his wife adopted their daughters.
Doug’s matters almost always involve representation of one or more individual defendants, either jointly with other defendants or separately, if they need their own lawyer. Most securities litigation matters accuse good people of doing something wrong, and generally cause well-intentioned defendants a great deal of anxiety. Doug takes great pride in his ability to help people through securities litigation matters as painlessly and quickly as possible.
Outside of his client matters, Doug is a thought leader in securities and corporate governance litigation law and practice, devoting a significant amount of time to developing and sharing his knowledge and vision. He also is a sought-after speaker around the country, and takes pride in sharing insights candidly and sincerely. His commitment to candor, and a desire to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of D&O liability defense led him to found D&O Discourse, the only blog devoted to providing opinion from a defense perspective on shareholder litigation matters.