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Douglas G. Gruener


Doug is a partner in the Corporate Group. His practice focuses on complex transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, restructurings, fund formation, securities law compliance, and joint ventures.  Doug has extensive experience representing clients in the financial sector, including private equity funds, hedge fund managers, non-traditional asset managers, and proprietary trading firms. Within non-traditional asset classes, Doug has developed a specialty in litigation finance, representing both providers and recipients of capital with regard to their transactional needs.

Prior to joining LP, Doug was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and thereafter served as in-house counsel for leading companies in the litigation finance industry, including as General Counsel of Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC.

Doug graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Accounting, and earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was the Business Manager of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Prior to entering law school, Doug was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research Japanese corporate governance at Kobe University.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2006
Kobe University, Fulbright Scholar, 2002-2003
Case Western Reserve University, B.S. in Accounting, 2002
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2006
Fulbright Fellowship to Kobe University, 2002-2003
CALI Awards in Legal Writing, Legal Process, Secured Transactions, and Federal Tax Practice


What are the top three attributes of your best clients?
Sophisticated, strategic, and focused.
What’s your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
I have been fortunate to live within walking distance of work throughout my career. The walks are a great tool for thinking through potential solutions to the challenges my clients are facing.
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