Douglas J. Dixon

Douglas J. Dixon

Los Angeles, California

Douglas J. Dixon is a partner in Hueston Hennigan's Newport Beach office. His practice spans a wide range of litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. His ability to help clients navigate highly complex technological, regulatory and business matters is the unifying thread through a practice covering multiple areas of the law. In recent years, Mr. Dixon has focused on intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Dixon also has extensive experience representing companies in internal and government investigations, and regularly counsels entertainment clients on a variety of intellectual property and contract issues. Representative clients include Amgen, Allergan, Glaukos, T-Mobile, Waste Management, and Bagdasarian Productions. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Super Lawyers magazine named Mr. Dixon a Southern California "Rising Star."

Mr. Dixon began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. After clerking, Mr. Dixon was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and then Irell & Manella LLP, where he was elected to the partnership of the firm. During law school, Mr. Dixon externed at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Dixon serves on the board of the Public Law Center, a pro bono organization that provides legal services to low-income and vulnerable residents of Orange County.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Trial Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. magna cum laude
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • B.S. magna cum laude