Vandeventer Black LLP
Doug is a founding member of Park Palais. His practice focuses on complex securities matters, defense of insurance agents/brokers, and defense of law firms and lawyers.
Doug is a seasoned, effective and influential advocate with more than 30 years experience in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. He has defended significant, complex securities cases with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. He has defended hundreds of insurance agent/brokers and legal errors and omissions claims. And he has been lead counsel in arbitrations throughout the country. His expertise includes defense of a broad range of professional liability and directors and officers liability claims.
Before starting his own firm, Doug practiced for decades with nationally recognized law firms. He began his career as a judicial law clerk for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law and Securities Law.
Doug graduated from Northwestern University School of Law (1978) where he served as Notes and Comments Editor on the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Doug was also an instructor in legal writing at Northwestern. He earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Lafayette College (1975). Doug teaches Insurance Law as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.
Doug lives in Richmond with his wife, their son, and four dogs.