Douglas P. Lobel


At the heart of my trial practice is the drive to be an unrelenting advocate for my clients, utilizing my experience as a state and federal prosecutor, thorough preparation, attention to detail and aggressively pursuing creative avenues to achieve the very best results.

Doug Lobel is a senior partner and first chair trial lawyer in Cooley’s global litigation department. Doug co-chairs the firm’s national class action practice and focuses on a diverse commercial and criminal litigation practice. Bringing 35+ years of courtroom experience to each engagement, he is retained by public companies and individuals to handle their most significant litigation across the US. With experience in 50+ federal and state courts throughout his career, Doug’s knowledge of the law and the strategies needed to win are unparalleled.  

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  • Doug Lobel Representative Litigation 

Sources name him an exceptional trial lawyer, and praise his dedicated and highly tactical approach to handling cases. – Chambers USA

  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, 1983

  • Haverford College
    BA, 1979

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


New York


Rankings & Accolades

    Winner, Washington Business Journal: "Top Washington Lawyer" Competition: Top Corporate Litigator

    Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation

    Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation and Communications Law

Tireless, aggressive and very bright; a genuine trial attorney. – Chambers USA