Doug Shively regularly plays a leading role on teams defending clients' most significant litigation matters. As a member of BakerHostetler's firmwide Securities and Governance Litigation Team, Doug has successfully defended companies and individuals in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions and shareholder challenges to mergers and acquisitions in courts around the country. He also defends and counsels clients in related matters, including shareholder books-and-records demands and shareholder demands on boards of directors to bring legal action. Doug has substantial experience defending clients in other critical matters as well, including government investigations, post-transaction disputes, class actions and a broad range of business litigation. Known for his thorough analysis, deep subject matter knowledge and strong brief writing, Doug has been instrumental in obtaining dismissals at the pleading stage in a number of high-stakes cases involving complex and often novel legal issues.