Doug is no longer engaged in the active practice of law after many years of distinguished service. His successful career is testament to the broad-ranging depth of experience that drives SKO’s Legal Horsepower™. If you require assistance with matters relating to Privacy & Information Security, Business Litigation, Telecommunications Law or Public Utility Law, we invite you to visit our Contact Us page.
Doug served as a skilled regulatory lawyer in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office for more than 15 years. He was the Co-Chair of the Privacy & Information Security practice and contributed his telecommunications expertise to several other practice groups at the firm.
Working with various business clients, Doug provided strategic legal insight on how to avoid being targeted and sued for violating the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act. He also advised clients on data breach prevention and post-breach response and compliance.
Doug’s work on behalf of clients within the realm of telecommunications included a class-action case involving more than 450,000 members in U.S. District Court to challenge overcharges/tariff violations by a regulated telecommunications carrier. In a separate case, he served as counsel for a 175,000-member plaintiff class in U.S. District Court to challenge sales tax collection on broadband internet access services provided by the incumbent local exchange carrier. The court approved a settlement agreement totaling $8.2 million.
Prior to joining SKO in 2003, Doug was in-house counsel to a global telecommunications carrier, giving him a keen perspective on issues faced by providers and business customers alike. He spent his early career as an attorney for the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
For his efforts in helping clients navigate complex information security and telecommunications issues on a regional and federal level, Doug earned numerous professional recognitions. In 2019, he was named Lawyer of the Year in Communications Law by Best Lawyers in America®.