George R.A. Doumar

George R.A. Doumar

George R.A. Doumar

2017 Virginia Superlawyers

2017 D.C. Superlawyers

Virginia Business – 2016 Legal Elite – Civil Litigation (only Arlington VA entry)

George Doumar has 30 years of experience litigating and trying commercial cases in Virginia and District of Columbia courts, including in areas of contract disputes, employment matters, breach of duty and non-competes, as well as other areas. George Doumar’s practice is based in northern Virginia, but he takes substantial commercial matters in other parts of the state as well, with clients from Tidewater to the I-81 corridor. George also provides advice and contract drafting for corporate transactions, employment agreements and other corporate documents.

Founder and Principal of Doumar Law Group; graduated in 1986 from the University of Virginia Law School. Member of the Virginia Law Review Editorial Board and Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Graduated as a member of Order of the Coif, the law school honor society.

George graduated with a B.S.F.S. degree in International Economics from Georgetown University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude.

George is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and in various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. George is a Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

George began practicing law in 1986 with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, a multinational law firm.

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Work Experience

  • Drafted corporate papers and minutes, executive contracts, and partnership agreements
  • Drafted and litigated employment contracts, executive compensation, stock option and severance issues, confidentiality, non-compete clauses, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements
  • Negotiated stock and asset purchase transactions, software licensing agreements, distribution and sales contracts
  • Represented clients in disputes over lender liability, patent rights, misappropriation of trade secrets, and business fraud
  • Negotiated and enforced letters of credit
  • Litigated discrimination actions for both employers and employees
  • Enforced foreign judgments in U.S. courts
  • Jury trials in various corporate disputes
  • Estate litigation
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Commercial lease review and negotiation
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Personal injury litigation involving foreign governments and Embassies
  • Transactions including global securities offerings, eurobonds, and hostile takeovers
  • Commercial loan transactions
  • Securities regulatory work: advised broker-dealers, government securities broker-dealers, and investment advisors as to net capital rules, customer protection requirements, and other regulatory issues
  • Mass tort litigation: defended products liability cases relating to L-tryptophan and managed other litigation matters; drafted briefs on jurisdiction; multidistrict litigation; class actions; deposed plaintiffs, experts and treating physicians; prepared defense experts for depositions
  • Defended various enforcement actions initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Outside general counsel for various companies
  • Directed discovery of over 100,000 documents in various investigations, including of a failed financial institution and a medical practice group

Representative cases:

Litigated issues of first impression in various civil matters.  See, e.g., Phoenix Packaging Co., LLC v. M&O Agencies, et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 72945 (W.D. Va. 2016) (fiduciary duty of health insurance broker to company); Simpson v. Virginia, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 95579 (E.D. Va. 2016) (liability of state for death of mentally ill person); United States v. Kiriakou, 898 F. Supp. 2d 921 (E.D. Va. 2012) (representing third-party journalist in national security-related proceeding); Woodard v. Fredericksburg Hospitalist Group, P.C., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 78208 (E.D. Va. 2012) (exhaustion of administrative remedies for ERISA claim against medical practice); Cont’l Cas. Co. v. Arg. Repub., 893 F. Supp. 2d 747 (E.D. Va. 2012) (procedure for enforcement of international arbitral award); A1 Team USA Holdings, LLC v. Bingham, LLP, 998 A. 2d 320 (D.C. 2010) (scope of judicial review of arbitral awards under Revised D.C. Arbitration Act); Farris v. Clinton, 602 F. Supp. 2d 74 (D.D.C. 2009) (denying summary judgment in Title VII claims against Department of State); Aviles v. Equifax Info. Serv., LLC, et al., 521 F. Supp. 2d 519 (E.D. Va. 2007) (dismissal of claims on summary judgment under Fair Credit Reporting Act); Ivanov v. Sunset Pools Mgmt., Inc., et al., 524 F. Supp. 2d 13 (D.D.C. 2007) (dismissal of individual company officers in FLSA and fraud case); Farris v. Rice, 2007 U.S. Dist. Lexis 425053 (D.D.C. 2007) (denial of summary judgment motion in Title VII context); RZS Holdings, AVV v. Commerzbank, AG, 279 F. Supp. 2d 716, 51 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d 797 (E.D. Va. 2003) (jurisdiction involving letter of credit issued by U.K. bank to support sale of gasoline); Lee v. Christian Coal. of Am., Inc., et al., 160 F. Supp. 2d 14 (D.D.C. 2001) (preliminary injunction prohibiting retaliation in an employment context); Pallone v. Marshall Legacy Inst., et al., 97 F. Supp. 2d 742 (E.D. Va. 2000) (no private right of action under Virginia Wage Claims Act); Knab v. Repub. of Geor., et al., 1998 Lexis 8820 (D.D.C. 1998) (involving diplomatic immunity of diplomat that killed teenager in drunk driving accident).

Quoted in the Washington Post, appeared on CNN’s “Burden of Proof,” and featured in various local D.C.-area news reporting from time to time.

CLE Presentation, “Ethics for the Eminent Domain Practitioner — What Would Lincoln Do?,” Eminent Domain, Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia, May 6, 2016.

CLE Presentation, “Fun With Fixtures, Furnishings & Improvements,” Eminent Domain, Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia, May 5, 2017.