Douglas G. Smith

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Partner

300 North LaSalle

Chicago, IL 60654

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Scholarly Papers (37)

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
Downloads 1,064 (7,265)

Abstract:

Constitution, Articles of Confederation, federalism, natural law

2.

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
Downloads 506 (40,525)

Abstract:

piercing the corporate veil, limited liability, corporate veil, corporations

3.

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
Downloads 317 (72,730)

Abstract:

civil commitment, constitutional rights, cost-benefit analysis, sex offenders, sexually violent predators,

4.

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
Downloads 275 (74,261)

Abstract:

Intracorporate conspiracy, civil rights, original intent, conspiracy, 1985

5.

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
Downloads 190 (111,854)

Abstract:

constitution, constitutional law, second amendment, right to bear arms, Supreme Court, individual rights, District of Columbia, Heller

6.

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
Downloads 190 (126,756)
Citation 1

Abstract:

proxy, proxy regulation, proxies, proxy system, japan, germany, corporate law, Roe, corporate governance

7.

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
Downloads 187 (126,165)
Citation 2

Abstract:

8.

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
Downloads 184 (129,176)

Abstract:

asbestos, bankruptcy, civil procedure, liability, litigation, mass torts, Section 157(b), single forum

9.

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
Downloads 178 (131,727)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Trade secret, trade secret misappropriation, damages, patent, apportionment, alternatives

10.

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 174 (137,869)

Abstract:

preemption, Wyeth v. Levine, civil litigation, constitutional law

11.

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
Downloads 163 (145,959)
Citation 1

Abstract:

pleading, civil procedure, Rule 8, Rule 12(b)(6), Twombly, Iqbal, complaint

12.

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
Downloads 146 (157,394)

Abstract:

Constitution, separation of powers, executive power

13.

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
Downloads 143 (161,099)

Abstract:

Federalism, limited liability, piercing the corporate veil, shareholders, corporations, extraterritorial regulation, incorporation, tort liability, forum shopping, involuntary tort creditors

14.

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
Downloads 131 (153,966)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Jury, jury reform, mixed court, lay judges, civil law

15.

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
Downloads 128 (176,674)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Twombly, pleading, civil procedure, motion to dismiss

16.

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 123 (179,907)

Abstract:

Constitution, interpretation, liberty, libertarianism, Barnett

17.

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
Downloads 122 (178,840)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 112 (196,328)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Jury, jury reform, history, legal history, constitution

19.

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
Downloads 104 (205,441)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Establishment clause, first amendment, religion, originalism, corporate law, corporate charter, establishment

20.

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
Downloads 95 (221,432)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Fourteenth amendment, privileges and immunities, article IV, guarantee clause, natural law, privileges or immunities, citizenship, constitution

21.

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
Downloads 94 (221,432)

Abstract:

bankruptcy, David Skeel, bankruptcy reform, bankruptcy code, history

22.

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
Downloads 93 (222,955)

Abstract:

mass torts, civil procedure, Richard Nagareda, litigation, settlement, administrative resolution

23.

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
Downloads 92 (226,117)

Abstract:

Fourteenth Amendment, Affirmative Action, Gratz, Grutter, Brown

24.

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
Downloads 86 (229,354)
Citation 1

Abstract:

constitution, religion, liberalism, john rawls, political liberalism, establishment clause

25.

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
Downloads 81 (241,026)

Abstract:

Fourteenth amendment, equal protection, due process, privileges and immunities, privileges or immunities, John Locke, social compact, social contract, natural law, constitution

26.

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
Downloads 80 (239,251)

Abstract:

constitution, fourteenth amendment, natural law, John Norton Pomeroy, fundamental rights, citizenship, constitutional interpretation

27.

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
Downloads 75 (255,825)

Abstract:

civil procedure, constitutional law, class actions, due process

28.

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
Downloads 74 (257,804)

Abstract:

federalism, commerce clause, Nagel

29.

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
Downloads 71 (266,034)

Abstract:

civil justice system, torts, litigation, legal reform, plaintiff lawyers, tort reform

30.

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
Downloads 70 (263,966)

Abstract:

Akhil Amar, federalism, fourteenth amendment, bill of rights

31.

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
Downloads 69 (257,804)

Abstract:

constitution, constitutional, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Dreisbach, establishment clause, religion

32.

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
Downloads 61 (281,183)

Abstract:

Privileges and immunities, privileges or immunities, fourteenth amendment, Saenz, due process, strict scrutiny

33.

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
Downloads 56 (295,290)

Abstract:

religion, establishment, establishment clause, constitutional law, ten commandments

34.

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
Downloads 52 (310,821)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Constitution, commerce clause, interstate commerce, Vattel, law of nations, international law

35.

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
Downloads 17 (359,626)

Abstract:

patent, damages, Daubert, Rule 702, admissibility, evidence

36.

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
Downloads 17 (448,131)

Abstract:

Batson, Snyder, peremptory challenge

37.

Resolution of Common Questions in MDL Proceedings

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 66, 2017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 May 2017
Douglas G. Smith
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Downloads 0 (512,116)

Abstract: