Douglas M. Fox

Partner
Baltimore

Douglas M. Fox is a Co-Leader of Ballard Spahr's Life Sciences and Technology Group. He practices business, corporate, securities, and technology law, for public and privately held entities in a range of industries.

Doug has nearly 25 years of experience handling corporate, securities, and business law matters. He counsels startup and mature technology and new-economy companies, and the research institutions and investment banks that deliver both the intellectual and financial capital necessary to fuel their growth. His experience ranges from biotechnology and life sciences companies to solar energy, wireless communications and edutainment, and data mining companies.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Maryland State Bar Association, member, Section on Business Law; member, Committee on Corporate Law; past Chair, Committee on Representing Emerging Companies

Session of the Maryland General Assembly, adviser on technology law matters, 2000-2001

Maryland Judicial Institute, Instructor, Business and Biotechnology Law

Early Stage East Bio-Life-Tech Conference, past Chair

Recognition & Accomplishments

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Maryland, 1985

The Legal 500 US, Real Estate–Real estate investment trusts (REITs), 2018-2021

Chambers USA, corporate/M&A law (Maryland), 2009-2021; REITs: Maryland counsel (Nationwide), 2014-2021

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate law, 2013-2021

Baltimore SmartCEO magazine, named 2010 Smart Lawyer and 2006 Maryland's Legal Elite

Board Memberships & Community Service

Emerging Technology Centers

Publications

Contributor, How To Start and Grow a Life Sciences Company: Practical Advice for Startup Companies & Incubators, published by VentureCapital.org, 2011

Credentials 

Education

University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1985)

University of Maryland (B.S. Civil Engineering 1979)

Admissions

Maryland