Douglas Ross

  • Professor from Practice



Douglas Ross


B.A. Tufts University, 1975 · Economics, summa cum laude J.D. Columbia University School of Law, 1978 · Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Areas of Expertise

Antitrust and Class Action Litigation

Recent Courses

LAW A 509 Administrative Law
LAW A 552 Antitrust Law And Policy
LAW H 501 Fundamentals Of Health Law
LAW H 580 Competition in Health Care

Douglas Ross has taught at the University of Washington School of Law since 2010.

Professor Ross began his career with the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., before entering private practice in Seattle with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he concentrated his practice in antitrust and health care and was a chair of the litigation department. He retired from the firm in 2021.

He has served as an officer of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, chair of the Section’s Health Industry Committee, chair of the American Health Lawyer’s Antitrust Practice Group, and chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Antitrust and Consumer Protection Section.

Best Lawyers named him as Seattle’s Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law in 2011 and 2017, in Health Care Litigation in 2018, and Seattle’s Antitrust Lawyer of the Year in 2015, 2019, and 2021. Chambers USA listed him in Commercial Litigation from 2007-2018.

Professor Ross speaks and writes frequently on antitrust and health care matters. Recent articles include, When Providers Merge, is Kaiser a Competitor? CPI Antitrust Chronicle (May 2019) (co-authored); A Market All Its Own: Medicare Advantage as a Separate Product Market in the DOJ’s Case Against the Aetna-Humana Merger, 28 Research in Law and Economics 123 (2018) (co-authored); Navigating Through the Fog of Vertical Merger Law: A Guide to Counseling Hospital-Physician Consolidation under the Clayton Act, 91 Wash. L. Rev. 199 (2016) (co-authored). In May 2021, Professor Ross will co-chair (for the fifth time) the biennial two-day conference, Antitrust in Health Care, sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association.

In the academic year 2022–2023, Professor Ross teaches Antitrust Law & Policy (Autumn), Administrative Law (Spring) and Competition in Health Law (Spring).

Professor Ross received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1978, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.A. from Tufts University in 1975, where he graduated summa cum laude in economics.

  • Panelist, "The Year Ahead in Healthcare Antitrust Enforcement", with Rahul Rao, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Fall Health Law Conference, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys (November 4, 2023)
  • Panelist, "Artificial Intelligence and Antitrust", Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section, Washington State Bar Association (October 23, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Developments in Healthcare Antitrust", Fall Health Law Conference, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys (November 5, 2022)
  • Moderator, "Antitrust in Healthcare: A Year in Review", 2022 Antitrust in Healthcare Conference, American Bar Association, Antitrust and Health Law Sections (June 2, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Developments in Healthcare Antitrust", Health Law Primer: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare Enforcement (virtual), Washington State Bar Association (May 25, 2022)