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Douglas S. Eakeley

Douglas S. Eakeley

Of Counsel


  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Class Action & Derivative Litigation
  • Business Litigation

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.


Doug is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer who is considered "one of the preeminent litigators in New Jersey" (Chambers USA). His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including securities fraud, antitrust, consumer fraud, class actions, product liability, and derivative litigation. He has represented high-profile public officials, including the chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the governor of New Jersey.

Respected as an intelligent and creative advocate who delivers for his clients in critical, complex "make or break" cases, Doug is committed to client focus and service beyond just his clients' litigation needs, extending into strategic consultation and advice.

An active member of his community, Doug chaired the board of the national Legal Services Corporation for more than nine years. He currently serves as chair of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and as trustee of Legal Services of New Jersey. A former Rhodes scholar and First Assistant Attorney General of the state of New Jersey, Doug is the Alan V. Lowenstein Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Rutgers Law School.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


Yale Law School (J.D. 1972)
Oxford University (M.A. 1970), Jurisprudence
Oxford University (B.A. 1970), Jurisprudence
Yale University (B.A. 1968), summa cum laude, with highest honors in economics, Rhodes Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa (elected junior year)
Areas of Practice

Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Appellate | Business Litigation | Class Action & Derivative Litigation | Class Action Litigation | Life Sciences | Litigation | Securities Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Speaking Engagements

This panel discussion will address the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Carpenter v. United States, and its effect on privacy law and law enforcement's ability to track historical or real-time cell phone location. The panelists will also explore how other types of electronically gathered information, such as data stored by wearable technologies and location tracking applications, will be affected in the post-Carpenter era.

This program is co-sponsored by the Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance (cclg.rutgers.edu), the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal (rctlj.org), and Rutgers Institute for Professional Education (rutgerscle.com).


  • Mary J. Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E, Partner; Founder and Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Douglas S. Eakeley, Of Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Ronald K. Chen, University Professor, Rutgers Law School
  • Sabrina G. Comizzoli, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey  
  • Todd Schulman, Associate General Counsel, Verizon

Time: 4-6 p.m.; a networking reception follows the presentation.

Location: Rutgers Law School, Baker Trial Courtroom (Room 125), Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Professional Associations

Chair, New Jersey Institute for Social JusticeChair, Legal Services Corporation (1993 - 2003)
  • Member, Pro Bono Task Force (2011 - present)
Trustee, Legal Services of New Jersey
  • Chair (1982 - 1990)
Chair, Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal (1986 - 1990)Chair, New Jersey Network Foundation (2007 - 2010)Member, Lawyers Committee, National Center for State Courts

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005-2020) - Eakeley
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Eakeley
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2018) - Eakeley
  • The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators - 2013
  • First Legal Services of New Jersey/New Jersey State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award (Debevoise-Eakeley Award) - Eakeley
  • John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award - Eakeley
  • Judge Learned Hand Award - Eakeley
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund - Weiss harris eakley


    A Lawyer at a Price People Can Afford, 1974
    Class Action Alert, March 2005
    Common Ground, 1995 - 2001
    Defense of Consumer Fraud Class Actions, 2000 - 2002
    Defense of Private Treble-Damage Actions, 1985
    High Court Repeals New Jersey's Bona Fide Office Rule and Creates Limited License for Corporate Counsel, December 2003
    Judges Under Siege: Some Thoughtful Observations by a Veteran Practitioner, April 2008
    Keeping the Courthouse Door Open, December 26, 1994
    Q&A With Lowenstein Sandler's Douglas Eakeley, December 10, 2009
    Recent Developments in Franchise Litigation, 1998
    Role of the Legal Services Corporation in Preserving Our National Commitment to Equal Access to Justice, 1997
    The Successful Practitioner of Antitrust Law, 2003


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