Douglas Gates

Doug is an Associate in the Defense, National Security, and Government Contracts practice at WilmerHale in Washington, DC. He clerked for the Hon. Michael S. Kanne on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Hon. Carl J. Nichols on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and he served briefly as counsel to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Before becoming a lawyer, Doug was a Navy Surface Warfare Officer with assignments afloat in Japan and ashore as a Master Instructor of Political Science at the Naval Academy. He is still a drilling Reserve officer affiliated with the Office of Naval Intelligence. Doug is a graduate of the Naval Academy, Georgetown University, the Naval War College, and the University of Chicago Law School. He grew up in Texas and DC and is married to Katie, a former Navy Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer. They have three kids and live in Hyattsville, MD.