Doug DesmaraisDouglas W. Desmarais

ddesmarais@smithdowney.com

Doug’s practice deals with all aspects of labor and employer/employee relations.  He has extensive experience in representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including claims involving sexual harassment and race, gender, religion, age and disability discrimination and retaliation.  He frequently represents clients before the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Commission, as well as numerous other governmental agencies.  Doug’s employment litigation experience includes representation of clients in federal and state courts across the country.  Doug also regularly counsels clients in all facets of employer/employee relations, and provides training to assist clients in avoiding employment-related litigation.  He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on educational programs in the labor and employment areas, and is the past chair of the Sexual Harassment Subcommittee, Committee on Labor and Employment Litigation, ABA Section of Litigation.

Georgetown University School of Law (LL.M., Labor Law); University of Maryland School of Law (J.D.); Brigham Young University (B.A.).  Member:  Maryland and District of Columbia bars.  Editor and co-author of Model Jury Instructions for Employment Litigation.