Douglas W. Baruch is a litigation partner resident in the Washington, DC, office. Doug represents corporations and individuals in a variety of complex civil and criminal litigation matters, ranging from investigations and subpoena compliance to federal and state court litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on cases arising under the False Claims Act (FCA) and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).
He represents clients in a spectrum of industries that are targeted for civil fraud enforcement by federal, state, and private parties (qui tamrelators), including government contractors, aerospace and defense businesses, financial institutions, and healthcare institutions. Doug also has extensive international arbitration experience, acting as counsel to domestic and foreign corporations in a variety of International Chamber of Commerce and ad hoc arbitrations.
Doug writes and lectures extensively on various aspects of the FCA and FIRREA, and is a co-author of a chapter in the Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes treatise entitled, “Settlement Considerations Under the Federal Civil False Claims Act” (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business).
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Doug led the FCA and FIRREA practice at another global law firm.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1987, J.D.
Johns Hopkins University, 1984, B.A.
District of Columbia
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of Maryland
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration and Government: Government Contracts, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Top Legal Talent, Washingtonian (2017, 2018)
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, DC Access to Justice Commission and DC Bar Pro Bono Center (2018)
Team leader, Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Litigation, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2018)
Member, Aerospace and Defense Editorial Advisory Board, Law360
Member, Board of Directors, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Member, Board of Directors, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law