David Douglass, Office Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin

David L. Douglass is a graduate of Yale College (1981) and Harvard Law School (1985 cum laude). David has built a distinguished legal and public service career.  After graduating law school, to preserve affordable housing in Boston’s South End, he co-founded a community development organization that developed Langham Court, an award-winning 90-unit mixed-income development. He has served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Department of Justice Civil Rights Prosecutor. He has conducted investigations into system failures by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Secret Services.  Beginning in 2013 he has served as Deputy Monitor of the team selected to oversee the reform of the New Orleans Police Department pursuant to the consent decree between the City of New Orleans and the Department of Justice. It was in the course of this work that he realized that consent decrees could be used as a model for collaborative, rather than coercive, reform. That realization led to the founding of ELE4A. David is currently Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard Mullin.

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