Kathleen B. Douglas

Kathleen B. Douglas



Kathleen Douglas is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton office. She focuses her practice on securities fraud class actions and consumer fraud.

Most recently, Kathleen and a team of Robbins Geller attorneys obtained a $1.21 billion settlement in In re Valeant Pharms. Int’l, Inc. Sec. Litig., a case that Vanity Fair reported as “the corporate scandal of its era” that had raised “fundamental questions about the functioning of our health-care system, the nature of modern markets, and the slippery slope of ethical rationalizations.” This is the largest securities class action settlement against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and the ninth largest ever.

Kathleen was also a key member of the litigation team in In re UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. PSLRA Litig., in which she and team of Robbins Geller attorneys achieved a substantial $925 million recovery. In addition to the monetary recovery, UnitedHealth also made critical changes to a number of its corporate governance policies, including electing a shareholder-nominated member to the company’s board of directors. Likewise, in Nieman v. Duke Energy Corp., she and a team of attorneys obtained a $146.25 million recovery, which is the largest recovery in North Carolina for a case involving securities fraud and is one of the five largest recoveries in the Fourth Circuit. In addition, Kathleen was a member of the team of attorneys that represented investors in Knurr v. Orbital ATK, Inc., which recovered $108 million for shareholders and is believed to be the fourth-largest securities class action settlement in the history of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Kathleen has served as class counsel in several class actions brought on behalf of Florida emergency room physicians. These cases were against some of the nation’s largest Health Maintenance Organizations and settled for substantial increases in reimbursement rates and millions of dollars in past damages for the class. She has been recognized for her work in the field of class actions by being named a Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer by Lawdragon, a Rising Star six times by Super Lawyers Magazine, and listed on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List. She has also been listed as a Best Lawyer in America: One to Watch by Best Lawyers®.

Kathleen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University. While attending Georgetown, she served as a congressional intern for United States Congresswoman Karen Thurman (D-FL) and worked part-time during her last semester as a Deputy Clerk Intern for the Clerk’s Office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Kathleen earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the Mock Trial Team. While attending law school, she worked as a summer associate at the Firm.


  • 40 & Under List, Benchmark Litigation, 2024
  • Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2023-2024
  • Best Lawyer in America: One to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2024
  • 40 & Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-2017

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University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2007

  • Received the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Analysis of Evidence for earning the highest grade in the course
  • Elected to become a member of the University of Miami Mock Trial Team

Georgetown University, B.S., 2004, cum laude, Business Administration

  • President of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
  • Teaching and research assistant to Dr. Douglas McCabe, Professor of Management
  • Recipient of the 2004 Gannet Award for Academic Excellence in Negotiation, Arbitration, and Labor Relations


  • Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida

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