Private Practice

Partner, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Associate, Irell & Manella LLP 


Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

• Wigmore Scholar

• Order of the Coif

Northwestern Law Review, Membership editor, Staff Member, Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Legal Scholarship

• Winner, Julius Miner Moot Court Competition

University of Virginia (B.A., Economics and Government, with distinction)  

• Echols Scholar

Bar & Court Admissions

State of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

State of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

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Doug Winnard

Partner / Chicago

Doug has a wealth of litigation experience in commercial litigation, products liability, and intellectual property. He has worked on all stages of complex litigation, from preliminary analysis to trial, and in many different fields, from pharmaceutical products to chromatography and aerial mapping. He has represented clients in three patent infringement trials: a jury trial, a federal bench trial, and a hearing at the International Trade Commission. He obtained favorable results each time. Doug is a rising star at Goldman Ismail who is truly an asset to each team he joins and every client he serves.

Of Note

Representative Litigation

Front Row Technologies LLC v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

Represents Major League Baseball Advanced Media in patent infringement action.

Vioxx Litigation - Government Action Cases

Represents Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. in several actions brought by State Attorneys General.

Visual Intelligence LP v. Optech, Inc.

Represented defendant aerial mapping system manufacturer in patent infringement action.

Alltech Associates, Inc. v. Teledyne Instruments

Represented defendant scientific instrument manufacturer in patent infringement action.  Obtained favorable settlement after close of discovery.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. AccessClosure, Inc.

Represented plaintiff medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action.  Obtained jury verdict of $27.1 million, the largest jury verdict in the district to date.

Microsoft Corp. v. TiVo, Inc.

Represented respondent TiVo in Section 337 action for patent infringement.  Following bench trial, Microsoft agreed to dismissal of all claims.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries v. General Electric Co.

Represented plaintiff wind turbine manufacturer in patent infringement action in the Middle District of Florida.


Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em: The Collapse of the Auction Rate Securities Market and the Problem of Standing for Securities Holders Under Rule 10b-5, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 2 (2010).