Doug Smith is counsel in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and Supreme Court & Appellate practices. Doug handles complex trial and appellate court litigation, focusing on antitrust, intellectual property, tax-related class actions, and data privacy and cybersecurity.
Before recently joining Mayer Brown, Doug was a litigator with the New York and Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He also clerked for The Honorable Beverley B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Gabriel while he was on the Colorado Court of Appeals, and Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica M. Márquez. He also has extensive federal government service, including with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Department of Justice, FDIC, Freddie Mac, the US House of Representatives, and the US Senate.
Doug has a strong commitment to pro bono and has received numerous awards for his pro bono service, including the California Young Lawyers Association’s Jack Berman Award of Achievement. Most recently, he argued before the Ninth Circuit and secured his second favorable published opinion on behalf of pro bono clients. He also is a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law, teaching a three credit class on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law. Doug holds CIPP/US and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, He also serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare, and on the board of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles.