Douglas A. Berman serves as Of Counsel and focuses on white collar defense, post-conviction remedies, appeals and policy advocacy. He provides strategic litigation advice on various cutting-edge federal sentencing issues.
Doug is also a Professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. His principal area of teaching and research focus is criminal law and criminal sentencing, though he also has teaching and practice experience in the fields of litigation and intellectual property. He has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Punishment and Sentencing, Criminal Procedure - Investigation, The Death Penalty, Legislation, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Second Amendment Seminar and the Legislation Clinic.
Doug attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In law school, he was an editor and development office chair of the Harvard Law Review and also served as a teaching assistant for a Harvard University philosophy course. After graduation from law school in 1993, he served as a law clerk for Judge Jon O. Newman and then for Judge Guido Calabresi, both on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
In addition, he is the sole creator and author of the widely read and widely cited blog, Sentencing Law and Policy. The blog now receives nearly 100,000 page views per month. His work on the Sentencing Law and Policy blog, which he describes as a form of “scholarship in action,” has been profiled or discussed at length in articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Legal Affairs magazine, Lawyers Weekly USA, Legal Times, Columbus Monthly, and in numerous other print and online publications.