Douglas D. Geyser is a senior associate in Stris & Maher’s Los Angeles office. He works closely with firm partner Daniel Geyser on the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters. Since joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Geyser has co-authored a number of high-profile briefs, including respondents’ brief before the Supreme Court in Microsoft v. Baker, No. 15-457. Mr. Geyser also advises on litigation strategy and briefs dispositive motions in trial court.
Prior to joining Stris & Maher, Mr. Geyser served nearly four years as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas. In that capacity, he served as lead appellate counsel in over fifteen appeals and argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (four times), the Texas Supreme Court (two times), and intermediate Texas appellate courts (six times). He also regularly advised attorneys on appellate and trial strategy and assisted other attorneys in oral-argument preparation. Mr. Geyser is a recipient of the National Association of Attorneys General’s Best Brief Award for excellence in brief-writing before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Geyser has extensive experience in a wide variety of substantive fields, including administrative law, arbitration, Article III, bankruptcy, class actions, civil rights, consumer protection, employment discrimination, environmental law, ERISA, First Amendment, Medicaid fraud, state sovereign immunity, and taxation.
Mr. Geyser received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Columbia Law Review, a three-time James Kent Scholar, and a recipient of the Young B. Smith Prize and the Richard J. Lipson and Paul S. Lipson Prize. After graduation, Mr. Geyser clerked for the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Geyser graduated from Stanford University with honors in Economics.
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