Sweeney, Douglas R.

Douglas R. Sweeney

Associate
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Doug Sweeney's practice includes white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex business litigation, and labor and employment law. Doug has experience assisting business entities and nonprofit institutions with False Claims Act investigations, FCPA investigations, state government investigations and in conducting independent investigations into allegations of serious misconduct.

He has also represented clients in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, negligence, unfair trade practices, Chapter 93A claims and breach of fiduciary duties. In addition, Doug has assisted both companies and individuals with employment-related disputes, including discrimination claims, retaliation claims, and wage and hour issues.

Doug Sweeney's practice includes white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex business litigation, and labor and employment law. Doug has experience assisting business entities and nonprofit institutions with False Claims Act investigations, FCPA investigations, state government investigations and in conducting independent investigations into allegations of serious misconduct.

He has also represented clients in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, negligence, unfair trade practices, Chapter 93A claims and breach of fiduciary duties. In addition, Doug has assisted both companies and individuals with employment-related disputes, including discrimination claims, retaliation claims, and wage and hour issues.

Prior to joining the Firm, Doug was a Law Clerk to the Honorable David A. Lowy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

His experience includes:

  • Member of independent investigative team that produced publicly available report of past sexual abuse at The Hotchkiss School
  • Represented educational institution in construction dispute involving contract and unfair trade practice claims
  • Defended nonprofit lending institution against claims alleging breach of contract and unfair trade practices
  • Assisted in defense of company faced with discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims. Obtained pre-discovery resolution
  • Advised company during its internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Represented financial institution in summary judgment proceedings involving unfair business practices and unfair debt collection claims
  • Assisted in guiding health care company through internal investigation into harassment claims brought by former employee
  • Assisted in representation of national retail chain in federal antitrust investigation
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Education
  • J.D.,

    summa cum laude

    , Suffolk University Law School, 2015

    Editor-in-Chief, Suffolk University Law Review

  • B.A., Journalism and History, Washington and Lee University, 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2021)
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord LLP
    • Law Clerk, Hon. David A. Lowy, Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Mass. (2016-2017)