Doug Chalmers is Managing Member of Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC, where he practices in the area of federal and state political law and litigation. Before establishing Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC, he was a partner in the Political Law and Litigation practice groups at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP.
Doug has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the leading political law attorneys in the nation. Politics magazine has identified Doug as one of the most influential Republicans in Georgia, and James Magazine has included him on its list of the Most Influential Georgia Attorneys. Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine have also recognized Doug as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Doug advises political committees, corporations, nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, trade associations, elected officials, candidates, political parties, lobbyists and government agencies on the federal and state laws that govern involvement in political activities. This includes campaign finance, lobbying, election law, nonprofit law, FCC regulations, pay-to-play rules and government ethics. He provides compliance advice and also defends clients in litigation and administrative law proceedings.
Doug received his undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. He was an editor of the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board, and he received the James S. Bidlake Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Research and Writing. He clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Doug is admitted to practice in Georgia and the District of Columbia.