; Douglas R. Cole | Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission
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Douglas R. Cole is a named partner at Organ Cole + Stock, a Columbus-based litigation boutique that he formed with two other former Jones Day partners in 2011.

Before starting his own firm, he was a partner at Jones Day’s Columbus office where he participated in the firm’s appellate and intellectual property practices. He joined Jones Day after serving as Ohio’s State Solicitor from 2003 through 2006. As State Solicitor, he was Ohio’s chief appellate attorney. He has also served as a tenure-track law professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He stared his career as a clerk to the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and then became an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, a Chicago-based law firm. He has nearly 20 years of litigation experience in complex civil matters. He has argued five cases in the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts of appeal, and has appeared in state and federal trial courts across the country. He has litigated cases in a wide variety of subject-matter areas including, but not limited to, intellectual property, antitrust law, the First Amendment, statutory interpretation, the dormant Commerce Clause, and various provisions of the Ohio Constitution.

Cole frequently speaks and writes on subjects including the U. S. Supreme Court, intellectual property trends, and security law. He is active in the Ohio State Bar Association, having served on the board of editors for the Ohio State Bar Journal.

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