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California - Litigation Star

Local Litigation Star

Practice area:

International arbitration

Described by clients as “an exceptional attorney” who “has unbelievable credibility with judges and juries,” Doug Dixon navigates complex technological, regulatory, and business matters across multiple areas of the law. As a client noted to Chambers, “[H]e lives and breathes [his cases] … really good strategic instincts.”

Mr. Dixon’s practice spans a wide range of litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels and before arbitral tribunals. He focuses on complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, first amendment litigation, securities litigation, international arbitration, and other high-stakes commercial disputes. Mr. Dixon also has extensive experience with internal and government investigations.

Mr. Dixon has had a string of successes recently, including securing a declination in a criminal investigation for Southern California Edison in connection with the 2018 Woolsey Fire that burned in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties; winning a $25 million jury verdict for Acorn Technologies against Samsung after a five-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; winning a complete victory in a significant discovery battle against Apple, defending Match’s First Amendment rights; securing a victory for BlackBerry Corp. and BlackBerry Ltd. in civil extortion and unfair competition claims leveled against them by MobileIron, forcing MobileIron to pay Blackberry’s legal fees and drop its lawsuit; and obtaining a preliminary injunction against famed-microphone-maker Shure’s continued sale of products infringing ClearOne’s patent and a subsequent contempt ruling against Shure for violation of the preliminary injunction. 

Mr. Dixon is currently handling a series of high-profile matters defending Southern California Edison against civil claims arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire, the 2018 Montecito mudslides, and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. He is also representing Amazon in a patent infringement suit. 

Mr. Dixon is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of commercial litigation, a distinction extended to only the top 5 percent of private-practice lawyers nationwide as determined by their peers. Benchmark Litigation also recognized him as a “Litigation Star.”


Updated Sep 2021