Doug Colt- Partner
Prior to founding Colt Wallerstein LLP, Doug worked as
a senior associate with litigation powerhouse Quinn
Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He gained deep
experience in employment and intellectual property
litigation, representing a broad range of clients
including Intuit, IBM, Charles Schwab, Macrovision,
Shell Oil, Oracle, Palm, KV Pharmaceuticals, and other
Fortune 500 companies. Doug has conducted hundreds
of depositions and he regularly appears in State and
Federal Courts throughout the country.
Doug is a regular lecturer on e-discovery technology and best practices. He is also an avid computer programmer; he designed Colt Wallerstein's comprehensive Case Management System, which handles all aspects of the firm's daily operations, including document management, proof charts, task lists, time and expense management, conflict checks, payroll, and invoicing. The software is now undergoing public Beta testing in advance of a public release.
Doug lives in San Carlos with his wife and four-year-old daughter. He is a former ski racer and enjoys spending as much time as possible in Lake Tahoe when he is out of the office.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS AND COLLEAGUES ARE SAYING:
"Our company faced one of its darkest hours when we were sued by the industry's two largest competitors. Up against two of the country's largest law firms, Colt / Wallerstein skillfully, aggressively, and economically steered us through two simultaneous "bet the company" trade-secret lawsuits where our very existence was at stake. The firm was retained only days before a critical hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction, and we were continually impressed with the firm's thoughtful and creative strategies. Colt / Wallerstein wrote great briefs, argued persuasively in court, represented our company in two mediations, successfully and economically handled millions of electronic documents, and worked skillfully with expert witnesses. The firm also worked with us to develop a workable fee structure, and they remained on or under budget throughout the litigation. Colt / Wallerstein provided our company with the legal tools we required to thrive in an aggressive and competitive marketplace, and ultimately obtained complete settlements and dismissals of both actions."
"For years, I
have worked closely with both Doug and Tom. I
have trusted them with my clients’ most
sensitive information and they have excelled in
managing complex, sophisticated, and difficult
commercial litigation. Doug and Tom are
terrific, client-focused lawyers with a keen
sense of the practical."
"We were on
the opposite side from Doug in a high-stakes
business dispute. Doug took most of the
depositions for his side in our case. His
demeanor and style, as well as his great
preparation, led to him getting a significant
number of key admissions during the
depositions. And while Doug was focused on his
clients' interest, he was always cordial, candid
and professional in his dealings with us. Doug
is a fierce advocate, a first-rate litigator and
a worthy adversary."
"As a senior
partner, I have learned that you are only as
good as the senior associate on your side. Doug
Colt made me look as good as any associate with
whom I have worked in my 17 years.