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Douglas M. Oldham

Staff Attorney
  • 41 S. High Street
    Suite 3300
    Columbus, OH 43215-6104
    P:614-628-1422
    F:614-628-1433
  • One North Wacker Drive
    Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Douglas M. Oldham is a staff attorney in the Columbus and Chicago offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department.

Mr. Oldham has represented employers in employment discrimination litigation since entering the firm in 2004. He has accumulated significant labor and employment litigation experience throughout that time, including:

  • briefing numerous successful motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss, as well as copious nondispositive motions, in federal and state court employment lawsuits and appeals;
  • deposing plaintiffs and other fact witnesses in federal and state court employment litigation;
  • examining and cross examining fact witnesses in state court employment litigation;
  • preparing witnesses for testimony at trial in state court employment litigation;
  • advising clients regarding employment discrimination allegations, wage and hour disputes, and compliance with state and federal employment laws;
  • drafting and responding to written discovery in federal and state court employment litigation;
  • drafting numerous position statements to defend clients against equal employment opportunity agency investigations and to obtain dismissals;
  • interviewing hundreds of witnesses to investigate allegations contained in federal and state court employment lawsuits and equal employment opportunity agency investigations;
  • negotiating with plaintiffs and charging parties to settle lawsuits and administrative charges of discrimination in mediation and court-mandated settlement conferences;
  • reviewing employment contracts, separation agreements, and noncompetition agreements for compliance with state laws;
  • designing and presenting training sessions regarding harassment and discrimination prevention;
  • mentoring junior associates regarding litigation strategy and client relations;
  • and serving as the primary contact to local counsel during out-of-state litigation.

Mr. Oldham received his B.A. in political science from Northwestern University in 2001. He received his J.D. in 2004 from Northwestern University School of Law where he participated in the Julius Miner Moot Court.

Mr. Oldham is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He is also admitted to practice in the states of Illinois and Ohio.