Douglas Rubel maintains a national litigation and counseling practice focused primarily in matters of employment, ERISA and employee benefit claims, class action and complex litigation (including FLSA matters) and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices. Doug is experienced in trials, administrative proceeding and appeals, as well as in mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution forums, and has extensive experience litigating and trying cases on behalf of businesses at both the federal and state trial and appellate court levels, and is often asked to serve as special counsel in litigation proceedings.



  • American University Washington College of Law  (J.D., 1986)
  • University of Minnesota: Twin Cities  (B.A., 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®