Douglas G. Smith

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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300 North LaSalle

Chicago, IL 60654

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

An Analysis of Two Federal Structures: The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 249, 1997
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Constitution, Articles of Confederation, federalism, natural law

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Piercing the Corporate Veil in Regulated Industries

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2008, No. 4, 2008, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2008
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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piercing the corporate veil, limited liability, corporate veil, corporations

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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine and 42 U.S.C. 1985(3): The Original Intent

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 3, p. 1125, 1996
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Intracorporate conspiracy, civil rights, original intent, conspiracy, 1985

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The Constitutionality of Civil Commitment and the Requirement of Adequate Treatment

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 1383, 2008
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2008
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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civil commitment, constitutional rights, cost-benefit analysis, sex offenders, sexually violent predators,

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The Second Amendment and the Supreme Court

6 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 591 (2008), George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2009
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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constitution, constitutional law, second amendment, right to bear arms, Supreme Court, individual rights, District of Columbia, Heller

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The Venture Capital Company: A Contractarian Rebuttal to the Political Theory of American Corporate Finance?

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 65, p. 79, 1997
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Resolution of Mass Tort Claims in the Bankruptcy System

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 1613-1663, April 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 May 2007 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2008
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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asbestos, bankruptcy, civil procedure, liability, litigation, mass torts, Section 157(b), single forum

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A Comparative Analysis of the Proxy Machinery in Germany, Japan, and the United States: Implications for the Political Theory of American Corporate Finance

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 58, p. 145, 1996
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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proxy, proxy regulation, proxies, proxy system, japan, germany, corporate law, Roe, corporate governance

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Application of Patent Law Damages Analysis to Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims: Apportionment, Alternatives, and Other Common Limitations on Damages

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 821, 2002
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Trade secret, trade secret misappropriation, damages, patent, apportionment, alternatives

10.

Structural and Functional Aspects of the Jury: Comparative Analysis and Proposals for Reform

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 2, p. 441, 1997
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Jury, jury reform, mixed court, lay judges, civil law

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Preemption after Wyeth v. Levine

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 70, No. 6, 2009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 May 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2013
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Downloads 190 (162,726)
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preemption, Wyeth v. Levine, civil litigation, constitutional law

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The Evolution of a New Pleading Standard: Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 44, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2009
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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pleading, civil procedure, Rule 8, Rule 12(b)(6), Twombly, Iqbal, complaint

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A Federalism-Based Rationale for Limited Liability

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2009
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Federalism, limited liability, piercing the corporate veil, shareholders, corporations, extraterritorial regulation, incorporation, tort liability, forum shopping, involuntary tort creditors

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Separation of Powers and the Constitutional Text

Northern Kentucky Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 595, 2001
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Constitution, separation of powers, executive power

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Does the Constitution Embody a Presumption of Liberty?

University of Illinois Law Review, No. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Downloads 136 (216,284)
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Constitution, interpretation, liberty, libertarianism, Barnett

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The Twombly Revolution?

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 36, 2009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2009
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Twombly, pleading, civil procedure, motion to dismiss

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The Politics of Separation: Review of Philip Hamburger's "Separation of Church and State"

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 967, 2003
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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constitution, religion, establishment clause, separation of church and state, philip hamburger, constitutional interpretation

18.

The Historical and Constitutional Contexts of Jury Reform

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 377, 1996
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Jury, jury reform, history, legal history, constitution

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The Establishment Clause: Corollary of Eighteenth-Century Corporate Law?

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 1, p. 239, 2003
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 16 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Establishment clause, first amendment, religion, originalism, corporate law, corporate charter, establishment

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An Administrative Approach to the Resolution of Mass Torts?

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2009, No. 2, p. 895, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-06
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2009
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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mass torts, civil procedure, Richard Nagareda, litigation, settlement, administrative resolution

21.

Natural Law, Article IV, and Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment

American University Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, p. 351, December 1997
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 06 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Fourteenth amendment, privileges and immunities, article IV, guarantee clause, natural law, privileges or immunities, citizenship, constitution

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The Role of the Courts in Shaping American Bankruptcy Law: Review of Debt's Dominion - a History of Bankruptcy Law in America

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 33, p. 109, 2002
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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bankruptcy, David Skeel, bankruptcy reform, bankruptcy code, history

23.

The Illiberalism of Liberalism: Religious Discourse in the Public Square

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 1571, 1997
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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constitution, religion, liberalism, john rawls, political liberalism, establishment clause

24.

Originalism and the Affirmative Action Decisions

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2008
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Fourteenth Amendment, Affirmative Action, Gratz, Grutter, Brown

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A Lockean Analysis of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3, p. 1095, Summer 2002
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Fourteenth amendment, equal protection, due process, privileges and immunities, privileges or immunities, John Locke, social compact, social contract, natural law, constitution

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Fundamental Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment: The Nineteenth Century Understanding of 'Higher' Law

Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 3, p. 225, 1999
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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constitution, fourteenth amendment, natural law, John Norton Pomeroy, fundamental rights, citizenship, constitutional interpretation

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The Intersection of Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure: Review of Wholesale Justice - Constitutional Democracy and the Problem of the Class Action Lawsuit

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, 2009
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2009
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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civil procedure, constitutional law, class actions, due process

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Thomas Jefferson's Retrospective on the Establishment Clause

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 25, p. 369, 2003
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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constitution, constitutional, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Dreisbach, establishment clause, religion

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Robert Nagel's Bleak Vision and the 'Implosion' of American Federalism

Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 12, p. 203, 2002
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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federalism, commerce clause, Nagel

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Reconstruction or Reaffirmation? Review of the Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 167, Fall 1999
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Akhil Amar, federalism, fourteenth amendment, bill of rights

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Rule of Lawyers or Rule of Law?

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 1, p. 327, 2003
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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civil justice system, torts, litigation, legal reform, plaintiff lawyers, tort reform

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A Return to First Principles?: Saenz V. Roe and the Privilieges or Immunities Clause

Utah Law Review, Vol. 305, 2000
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jul 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Privileges and immunities, privileges or immunities, fourteenth amendment, Saenz, due process, strict scrutiny

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The Constitutionality of Religious Symbolism after McCreary and Van Orden

Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 12, p. 93, 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 May 2007 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2008
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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religion, establishment, establishment clause, constitutional law, ten commandments

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Interstate Commerce and the Principles of the Law of Nations

Utah Law Review, Vol. 111, 2004
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Aug 2005
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Constitution, commerce clause, interstate commerce, Vattel, law of nations, international law

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The Increasing Use of Challenges to Expert Evidence Under Daubert and Rule 702 in Patent Litigation

Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 22, No. 2, Spring 2015
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Aug 2015
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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patent, damages, Daubert, Rule 702, admissibility, evidence

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Resolution of Common Questions in MDL Proceedings

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 66, 2017
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 May 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2018
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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The Myth of Settlement in MDL Proceedings

107 Kentucky Law Journal 467 (2018-2019)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2019
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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civil procedure, multidistrict litigation, MDL, mass torts

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A Shift in the Preemption Landscape?

Tennessee Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2019
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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preemption, constitution, mass torts, tort, pharmaceutical, litigation

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The Proper Remedy for a Lack of Batson Findings: The Fall-Out from Snyder v. Louisiana

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 101, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 May 2010 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2011
William H. Burgess and Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Batson, Snyder, peremptory challenge