Douglas Greene is chair of the Securities Litigation Group at Lane Powell. He has focused his practice exclusively on the defense of securities class actions, corporate governance litigation, and SEC investigations and enforcement actions since 1997. From his home base in Seattle, he defends public companies and individual directors and officers in such matters around the United States.
Greene spent the first 20 years of his career at national law firms, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. In 2012, Greene moved his practice to Lane Powell, a prominent Pacific Northwest firm, to establish a securities litigation practice that combines national expertise and regional economics.
Greene frequently writes and speaks on the law, strategy, and economics of securities litigation, including defense-counsel selection and the problem of escalating defense costs, and the emerging areas of board oversight of cybersecurity and corporate disclosure regarding cybersecurity. He is the founder and primary author of the blog D&O Discourse, the only blog to offer opinion on securities litigation issues from a defense-counsel perspective.