Douglas Pulitzer


Douglas Pulitzer is Of Counsel to the firm. Douglas Pulitzer became counsel to the firm in 1998. Douglas has practiced law for over 20 years and has expertise concentrated in technology, ecommerce, mcommerce, social media, privacy, information management, data security and intellectual property law (collectively, “Expertise”). He represents a broad range of clients, from start-up entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

He has enjoyed a wide variety of legal experiences over his career that have provided him with a unique perspective and legal skill set, including work at a large Wall Street law firm, in-house experience at both a Global financial services firm and a revolutionary beverage company, and the entrepreneurial endeavor of running his own law firm.

Douglas has extensive experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of transactions in matters related to his areas of Expertise which include: advising companies on issues of moving to a Web 2.0-based environment and implementing an ecommerce and mcommerce infrastructure, social media issues, privacy and data security assessments, compliance and policies, including cross-border data transfers, the strategic collection and management of personal information assets and data breach notification; creation and structuring of strategic alliances, joint ventures and other partnership arrangements; complex licensing and cross-licensing agreements; design, development and distribution agreements; service level agreements; agreements for technology-related services; data center lease agreements; co-location agreements; procurement (government and commercial for both tangible and intangible items); outsourcing transactions, including help desk, cloud computing, and software as a service; open source issues, marketing and co-branding agreements; publishing and collaboration agreements; and strategic intellectual property and information asset purchases, divestitures, sales, use, transfer, management and protection..

Representative Matters

Projects on which Mr. Pulitzer has worked include the representation of:

  • Deloitte LLP, its affiliates and ultimate corporate parent
  • LVMH – Louis Vuitton North America, Inc.
  • Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., its affiliates and ultimate corporate parent
  • NLI International, Inc. (US subsidiary of Nippon Life Group one of the largest insurance companies in Japan)


  • Roundarch Inc. (formerly a division of Deloitte LLP)
  • Shepardson, Stern & Kaminsky
  • The largest manufacturer of finished watches in the world
  • Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
  • RiskMetrics Group, Inc. (formerly a division of JPMorgan Chase)
  • McCann Erickson Worldwide
  • Glaceau Water Company, Inc. (predecessor entity of Energy Brands, Inc. (Vitamin Water®) that was acquired by Coca-Cola® for $4.2 Billion dollars in 2008
  • Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
  • Weather Central
  • BodyMetrics Limited
  • Street Software Technology, Inc.
  • Iqons, Ltd. (the world’s largest online network of creatives and professionals in fashion)
  • Stumptown Game Machine, LLC - Artificial intelligence game developer, acquired by ngmoco, Inc. ("next generation mobile company" a leading provider of social gaming applications for mobile devices); ngmoco, Inc. was recently acquired by DeNA (the largest Japanese social game provider) for $400 million - one of the largest deals to date involving an iPhone application developer
  • New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 1991
B.A., New York University 1987


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