Douglas Norton practices tax law and focuses primarily on tax controversy. Doug has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, in the US Tax Court, and in US federal court. He uses his background in finance and economics to understand disputes that involve complex computations in addition to thorny tax law questions. While Doug handles a wide range of tax controversies involving individuals and corporations, he has particular experience with disputes over the research credit under section 41.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Doug practiced at another firm in Washington, DC. While in law school, he participated in Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and Community Law Clinic and was editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance. Before law school, Doug was an economist working primarily on healthcare policy.
Stanford Law School, 2013, J.D.
Yale University, 2009, M.A., Economics
Amherst College, 2005, B.A., Economics, Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
District of Columbia
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, “Ones to Watch,” Tax Law, Washington, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)