Attorney Profile

Douglas C. Herbert

Bar Admissions:  
1979, District of Columbia; 1984, Virginia; 1992, Maryland; 1996, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: University of Chicago, J.D., cum laude, 1978; Order of the Coif. Member, 1976-1977 and Executive Editor, 1977-1978, University of Chicago Law Review. 

College: Mississippi State University, B.A., with highest distinction, 1975, Phi Kappa Phi (academic honorary).

Judicial Clerkship:  Law Clerk to Hon. John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1978-1979.

Legal Ratings:

  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating ("preeminent") since 1990.

Legal Employment History:

  • Law Office of Douglas Herbert.  Washington, D.C.  Sole practitioner in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation.  March 1990 to present.
  • Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker (now Zuckerman Spaeder, LLC). Washington, D.C.  Employment law and commercial litigation.  April 1984 to March 1990 (partner from 1/1/88).
  • Steptoe & Johnson.  Washington, D.C.  Associate.  Employment law and antitrust.  October 1979 to April 1984.
Publications & Seminar Presentations:  
  • Tax Exempt Charitable Organizations, Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements, American Law Institute-American Bar Association (seminar presentation November 2008)
  • Key Decisions in Attempting to Prevent Certification of Employment Discrimination Class Actions, 22nd Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar (seminar presentation June 2004) (with Walter A. Paulson)
  • A Pragmatic Argument Against Applying the Disparate Impact Doctrine in Age Discrimination Cases, 37 South Texas Law Review 625 (1996) (with Lani S. Shelton)
  • Recent Developments That May Affect Your Firm's Employee Handbook, Capital Connection (D.C. Association of Legal Administrators)(July 1991)
  • Discrimination Claims Against Drug Testing, 3 Employee Testing and the Law 1 (Jan. 1988)
  • American Management Association, seminars on legal issues relating to drug/alcohol testing (1989-1990) 
  • National Employment Law Institute, seminar on trial of employment cases (1990)

Community Service:

  • Vice President, English as a Second Language & Immigrant Ministries (2008-present) member of Board of Directors (2005-present); ESL teacher (1992–present).
  • Member, Board of Directors, Committee to Save the Federal Bar Library, 1997-1998.