B.A., with high honors, University of California, Berkeley
J.D. cum laude, Boston University School of Law
- Email email@example.com
Douglas Batt is the former senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of PAREXEL International (2008–2017). At the request of PAREXEL’s Board of Directors, Douglas led the $5 billion acquisition of the Company by a private equity firm in the fall of 2017, for which he was awarded the 2017 Executive Leadership Award by the chairman & CEO for successful completion of the transaction.
At PAREXEL, Douglas was a member of the company’s senior executive leadership team and responsible for all worldwide corporate legal, corporate governance, M&A, risk management, client contracting and dispute management, ethics & compliance, data protection, crisis management, regulatory law, business continuity, employment law, intellectual property, litigation and governmental affairs for the company. PAREXEL is a global biopharmaceutical services and technology company with more than 18,000 employees worldwide, with physical offices in over 50 countries. PAREXEL has contributed meaningfully to the development of over 98 percent of the world’s top 200 best selling drugs. Company operations include clinical research services, regulatory and consulting services, as well as global technology and software product and service offerings.
During Douglas’s tenure at PAREXEL, the company’s Legal & Risk Management Department was voted the top corporate function worldwide for the last eight years in a row in an annual survey of the top 200 PAREXEL global executives. The annual survey is based on a variety of factors, including tangible business value, client service, risk identification and mitigation, and operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Prior to PAREXEL, Douglas was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Concord Communications, a publicly traded multinational software company, and Technology Counsel at Reebok. Douglas is an alumnus of the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter, where he was a corporate associate from 1991 to 1997. Douglas has presented at the United Nations and The Hague, as well as at business development and government affairs forums in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
An avid musician, Douglas plays electric and acoustic guitar.
Effective In-House Legal Counsel for LLM Students (S): LAW JD 691
This seminar will introduce LLM in American Law Program students to the roles and responsibilities of in-house legal counsel. Students will investigate the skills and characteristics that contribute to successful and effective practice as an in-house counsel and explore the similarities and differences between in- house legal practice and outside legal practice. Topics will include: the relationship between in-house counsel and his/her client; in-house counsel's role in adding value to his/her organization; advising and counseling clients; fact gathering and investigation; managing an in-house legal practice; selecting and managing outside counsel; and the ethical challenges of in-house counsel. This will be a hands-on course focused on practice skills development. In role-plays, students will step into the shoes of in-house counsel to address a variety of situations that in-house counsel face. Students will engage in simulations, make presentations and complete substantial written assignments. Enrollment limited to 18. There are no pre-requisites for this class. **A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollmentSPRG 2019: LAW JD 691 A1 , Jan 14th to Apr 22nd 2019
|Mon||8:30 am||10:30 am||3||Douglas Batt||LAW||417|