Douglas F. Doyle

Douglas F. Doyle

  • Equity Partner


Douglas Doyle is an Equity Partner at DeCotiis. He joined the firm in 2008 and is a member of the Corporate Law and Municipal Law practice groups.

Mr. Doyle has represented numerous generic pharmaceutical and corporate clients in IP matters, anti-trust matters, including multidistrict defense and class action matters, employment-related matters, including litigation against national companies, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements and long-term employment contracts. His work includes drafting and negotiating manufacturing agreements, raw material supply agreements and licensing agreements, as well as litigation that, from time to time, ensues from those agreements. Mr. Doyle's corporate counseling extends to representing companies before New Jersey and federal regulatory agencies, including the NJDOT, NJDEP, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, OSHA, and FEMA. Mr. Doyle has counseled corporate clients through their merger or acquisitions of other corporate entities, both nationally and globally.

In the last 25 years, Mr. Doyle has also developed a significant practice in government representation. He has represented the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Transit and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority regarding litigation and similar matters. Moreover, Mr. Doyle has acted as general counsel in a broad range of matters to various government entities including municipalities, redevelopment authorities and wastewater treatment facilities. He is regularly asked to appear and comment on TV concerning legal, political and government related issues.

Mr. Doyle began his career as a Bronx trial lawyer associated with the Public Defender's Office Trial Division. He now tries cases on behalf of his corporate clients, an example of which was a $1 million jury verdict for the breach of a stock purchase agreement in New Jersey Federal District Court.

He is also active in election law and Republican Party politics. He served as Counsel to the Chairman of the Bergen County Republican Organization, New Jersey Counsel to the Giuliani presidential campaign, and Assistant Counsel to the New Jersey Republican State Committee. He was Election Counsel to Senator Tom Kean, Jr. and the John Murphy for Governor campaign and has served as the Palisades Interstate Parkway Prosecutor since 1995, an appointment he received from former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman.

Mr. Doyle received his B.A. in Modern Language from Villanova University in 1987, concentrating in Spanish, Chinese and Russian. He is fluent in Spanish. He was awarded his J.D. by Temple University Law School cum laude in 1990. While attending law school, he served as Senator of the law school to the university. He is a New Jersey native and resides in Wyckoff, New Jersey.


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Modern Language

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1991
  • New York, 1991

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Land Use Planning
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Public Authority Law
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Department of Transportation-Permitting
  • Municipal Law
  • Corporate Law

Past Positions

  • New York Public Defenders Trial Division, Trial Attorney
  • W. Cary Edwards, Special Aide
  • Bergen County Executive William "Pat" Schuber, Special Aide
  • Late Congressman Dean Gallo, Special Aide
  • Palisades Interstate Parkway, Prosecutor
  • Edwards & Caldwell


  • Spanish