Douglas J.


Doug Leary counsels publicly traded and privately held companies in corporate and transactional matters, including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, tender offers, consolidations, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, recapitalizations, debt and equity financings, and general corporate and contract matters. Doug also represents clients in structuring LLCs, partnerships, investment funds and other complex financial arrangements, including stable value “wrap” contracts for stable value providers and fund sponsors.

Doug has more than 20 years of experience advising clients in connection with the purchase or sale of companies in a range of industries, including insurance (stock and reinsurance transactions), investment management (institutional, retail, BDC and CDO and CLO collateral management), broker-dealer, energy (nuclear, solar, electric and energy trading), equipment leasing, communications (television, radio and newspaper), consumer products and publishing.

In addition, during the recent banking crisis Doug was extensively involved in the U.S. government’s efforts to provide financial assistance, in the form of loss-sharing on a $309 billion pool of troubled assets, to one of the nation’s largest banks. Doug also helped develop a sale transaction structure designed to assist banks in removing troubled assets from their balance sheets.

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association
Member, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Pro Bono Attorney, Bread for the City, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit agency
Adjunct Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School (2007-2010)

  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, Editor, Boston University Law Review, G. Joseph Tauro Scholar, Paul Liacos Scholar, Edward F. Hennessey Scholar
  • M.Sc., Finance, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., Colgate University
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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