Douglas C. Herbert
Bar Admissions: 1979, District of Columbia; 1984, Virginia (retired status); 1992, Maryland (inactive/retired status); 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.
Selected for Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers 2010-2011, 2013-2022
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating ("preeminent") 1990-2023.
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 March 2023.
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)
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.