Douglas F. Gansler, former Attorney General of Maryland and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, brings a unique perspective as he assists clients in matters involving financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, insurance, telecommunications, and other consumer-centric industries.
A Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley Sandler LLP, General Gansler draws on more than 20 years of public advocacy and leadership in support of his practice that focuses on advising businesses and individuals on federal and state investigations and enforcement actions, as well as litigation matters involving state attorneys general, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other government agencies, including individual and multistate enforcement actions. General Gansler successfully represents national, high-profile companies on all types of matters involving state regulators and state attorneys general.
He also handles complex litigation cases involving data breaches, cybersecurity, and privacy matters and provides regulatory compliance advice. General Gansler was appointed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General as Special Deputy Attorney General to investigate the improper use of email by Pennsylvania state employees, and has conducted internal investigations for numerous national corporations.
Mr. Gansler has been recognized by Legal 500 in the areas of Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, and Cyber Law (Data Protection and Privacy). In addition to serving as Attorney General of Maryland, he was Montgomery County’s State’s Attorney (1998-2006) and an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (1992-98). A life-long community volunteer, General Gansler founded Charm City Youth Lacrosse for underserved Baltimore inner-city youth, for which he received the “Innovator of the Year” award from the Daily Record, Maryland’s largest legal publication.
He has mentored at-risk area youth, served on the Montgomery County Commission on Aging, and co-chaired the NAACP Criminal Justice Committee. General Gansler also serves as an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Yale University, with honors, where he was a four-year starter, All-Ivy, and first team All-New England lacrosse player.
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