Ausley McMullen

Richard E. Doran
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rdoran@ausley.com
123 South Calhoun Street
P.O. Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Voice: (850) 425-5305
Fax: (850) 222-7560


Biography

Former Florida Attorney General Doran's practice focuses on state government regulation and civil litigation. He is experienced in representing individuals and business in consumer protection matters including Can Spam Act, UDTPA, data security, advertising substantiation and negative options, civil and administrative Medicaid Fraud cases and other government regulatory matters. He frequently represents business clients in matters investigated by the Florida Attorney General's Office and multi-state investigations by state attorneys general. Doran also advises clients on Florida constitutional and statutory law issues including public records and open meetings laws and state campaign finance, ethics and gift laws. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, all Federal District Courts of Florida and the Florida Supreme Court and is counsel of record in over 200 reported appellate cases


Admitted to Practice

  • State of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Career Experience

  • Attorney General of the State of Florida 2002-2003
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Florida 1997 - 2002
  • General Counsel, Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services/Department of Children and Families 1995 - 1997

Professional & Community Involvement

  • First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission 2015 - present
  • Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee 2005
  • Chairman, Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 2006 - 2007 and 2010 - 2011
  • Chair, Florida Bar Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2003-2004
  • Executive Committee Member, Project On Accountable Justice, 2013 - present
  • Chairman, Project On Accountable Justice, 2015 - present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area Council 2005 - present
  • Leadership Florida, Class XXIII

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1981
  • B.A., Bethany College, W. VA., 1978

Extended Profile

Richard E. Doran is a shareholder in the Tallahassee law firm of Ausley McMullen. He joined the firm in 2003 after completion of his term as Florida's 34th Attorney General. Prior to his appointment as Attorney General by Governor Jeb Bush, Richard served five years as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Attorney General Bob Butterworth. In that position he supervised the efforts of the nearly four hundred lawyers serving as Assistant Attorney Generals, managed the daily operation of the office and oversaw all major litigation such as the state's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft and many consumer fraud investigations including investigations of Ford Motor Company, Rite Aid, MCI, Firestone and BankOne.

From 1995 through 1997, he served as General Counsel of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services/Department of Children and Families. From 1990 through 1995, he served as Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Florida Attorney General's Criminal Appeals Division and Civil Litigation Division.

Doran's practice focuses on trade regulation and civil litigation. He also advises clients on compliance with state level campaign, lobbying and gift laws, on public records and open meetings laws. Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, all Federal District Courts of Florida and the Florida Supreme Court; he is counsel of record in over 200 reported appellate cases.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
Ongoing representation of Fortune 500 companies in the area of state attorneys general activity;
Frequent representation of major companies in matters investigated by the Florida Attorney General's Division of Economic Crimes
Past representation of Executive Office of the Governor, Florida's Secretary of State, and Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

EDUCATION:
Bethany College, West Virginia - B.A. English Literature 1978
Stetson University College of Law - J.D. 1981

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
The Florida Bar Association 1981

RECOGNITION:
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite- 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

COURT ADMISSIONS
State of Florida
United State Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
All state courts in Florida

MEMBERSHIPS:
The Florida Bar
Tallahassee Bar Association
Federalist Society
American Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
First District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission 2015-present
Second Judicial Circuit Court Judicial Nominating Commission
2005-2011 (Chair 2006-2007 and 2010-2011)
Governor-Elect Charlie Crist's transition team 2006-2007
Chair, Florida Bar Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee 2003-2004
Florida Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee,
Florida Bar Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee
Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
Director, Rainbow Rehab 2003- 2009
Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America 2005-present
Leadership Florida Class XXIII


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