Douglas A. Riggs



  • Practice focuses in the areas of business counseling strategy and governmental relations, policy and strategy, crisis management counseling, public relations, and communications.
  • Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Pitney Bowes Inc. (1996- 2000).  As Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, had multiple corporate responsibilities, including administration, safety and environmental affairs, governmental affairs, and special projects.  Also served as General Counsel; Secretary; Corporate Communications Officer; and Corporate Planning Officer of Pitney Bowes Inc. (1988-1996).
  • Appointed by the President of the United States: Member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (1988-1994).
  • General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce (1985-1987).
  • Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Public Liaison (1983-1985).
  • Partner-in-charge of the Alaska office, law firm of Bogle & Gates (1980-1983).
  • Special Counsel and Administrative Assistant to Governor Jay Hammond of Alaska (1977-1979).
  • Executive Director, Alaska State Housing Authority (1975-1977).
  • Private Law Practice, with a special focus on labor relations, Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (1973-1975).

Bar Admissions
  • Alaska (retired)
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, Alaska
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (1973)
  • West Virginia University, M.S. (1967)
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. (1966)
Professional Associations
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Perspective on the North American Free Trade Agreement
    Bundesverband Der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (BDI), Köln, Germany (March 2, 1993)
  • Perspective of US Trade Trade Legislation What Effects are American Governments
    The U.S./China Joint Session on Trade, Investment and Economic Law, General Plenary Session, The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China (August 17, 1987)
  • Intellectual Property Licensing Legislation
    Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Science, Research & Technology, Washington, D.C (April 30, 1987)
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