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Douglas E. Gilbert

Of Counsel
fax +1 412.394.2555

Douglas E. Gilbert engages in a transactional-based business law practice, representing clients of all sizes, across a wide variety of industries. He has significant experience with corporate mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, re-structurings, and private equity transactions as well as many and varied financing transactions for publicly and privately held businesses.

From May 1995 to July 2007, Doug was Chair of the Executive Committee and the Managing Partner of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, which merged with Clark Hill in May 2013. During his leadership of Thorp Reed, the firm more than doubled in size and achieved consistent growth in revenue and profit, arriving at the top quarter in economic performance for mid-west firms of its size and larger.

Doug served from 1990 to 1995 and from 2007 to 2010 as the Department Head of Thorp Reed’s Corporate Department. From October, 2010 through May, 2013, he acted as the Partner Responsible for Administration and Operation, while continuing his practice.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977
B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1974


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association (Former Program Chair and Vice Chairman of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section)

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell peer review board

Trustee, Addison H. Gibson Foundation

President, Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Past Member, Board of Directors of the United Way of Allegheny County

Past Member, Board of Trustees, The Winchester Thurston School; Serving at various intervals as a member of the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds and Development Committees

Served for many years as a member of the Board of Deacons and as a member of Session, The Shadyside Presbyterian Church; responsibilities included leading the Stewardship Campaign, and Chairing the Human Resources Committee

State Bar Licenses