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Douglas M. Weck Associate

 
Cherry Hill, NJ | Direct 856.317.3665Fax 856.317.3613
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7000
weckd@whiteandwilliams.com
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Doug Weck represents clients in matters of catastrophic loss, products liability and commercial litigation.

Prior to joining White and Williams, Doug honed his advocacy skills as a prosecutor and civil litigator in the Law Division of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where he advocated for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and advised on policy and other sensitive matters. Doug handled complex defensive and affirmative litigation matters, including civil-rights, open-records, employment and consumer-protection litigation. He also served as the Office’s Open Records Officer, overseeing record requests and litigation under the Right-to-Know Law, which included regular engagement with the media. He was promoted to the head of the Civil Litigation Unit after only four and a half years.

Doug is also an experienced appellate litigator, having handled hundreds of criminal post-conviction cases in both state and federal courts as part of the Appeals and Federal Litigation Units.

Doug served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Barry T. Albin on the Supreme Court of New Jersey where he observed and analyzed all aspects of civil and criminal litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended against motion to certify multimillion-dollar restitution class in complex civil rights suit against government agency, and subsequently drafted mediation position statement. Settled favorably after mediation
  • Oversaw with co-counsel all Philadelphia juvenile-lifer cases in federal court for a year
  • Represented government agency in contract negotiations concerning numerous data-sharing agreements for projects funded by national foundation

Recognition & Involvement

While at Penn, Doug was a senior editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and completed the selective JD/PhD Program in Law and Philosophy. Before moving to Philadelphia, Doug taught high school science in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn as a New York City Teaching Fellow.

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, 2010
University of Pennsylvania, PhD in Legal/Political Philosophy, 2016
Syracuse University, BA, summa cum laude, 2003

Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association

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