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We are an experienced team of Washington lawyers with up-to-date know how. The Law Office of Douglas Earl McLaren holds an impressive success rate and our lawyers will be fully committed to your case.


Douglas Earl McLaren is an attorney with over 25 years of legal, business and engineering experience, both domestically and internationally in infrastructure, energy, environmental, and commercial projects. Most recently, he was Senior Government Affairs Representative with Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC; and worked for TRW, and ICF Kaiser Engineers. He has resolved legal, financial, regulatory and engineering disputes related to commercial contracts and leases, joint venture and partnership agreements, and sales of business enterprises.


He has served on many multi-million dollar commercial and construction arbitrations for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC). He is also an experienced securities arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and an adviser for the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration - American Law Institute (ALI).


Mr. McLaren is a former Co-Chair of the International Mediation Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, a former Chair of the DC Bar International Law Section and is currently the ABA Section of International Law Liaison to the DC Bar International Law Section. He was formerly a Financial/Planning Analyst with ExxonMobil, a Management Consultant with KPMG, and a Civil Engineer with Hue Lyew Chin Associates. Earl has a BSc., Civil Engineering (UWI); MBA (McGill); and JD (Harvard).


Mr. McLaren has participated in numerous continuing legal education (CLE) training programs in arbitration, mediation, commercial, corporate, construction, environmental, and international law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Selected publications and speaking engagements include: Business Law Reform in Emerging Markets: Measuring and Promoting Success in the Rule of Law, ABA Section of International Law, Spring Meeting, May 2007; Exploring Important Topics on the Shari'a (Islamic Law) - Introduction and Historical Perspective, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, April 2005; Party-Appointed vs. List-Appointed Arbitrators: A Comparison, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 20, No. 3, June 2003; Effective Use of International Commercial Arbitration: A Primer for In-house Counsel, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 19, No. 5, October 2002; The New ICC ADR Rules, Mealey's International Arbitration Report, Vol. 17, Issue 3, March 2002; A Fresh Look at ADR - International Commercial Arbitration, American Corporate Counsel Association, 2000; Co-authored: Georgia's Laws on Environmental Protection, BNA's Eastern Europe Reporter, Vol. 8 No. 6, 1998; Public Involvement in Environmental Assessment of Tourism, Environmental Assessment and Development, The World Bank, May 1994.


We retain an extensive roster of specialized counsel in other practice areas of the law.