Douglas N. Varley - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Douglas N. Varley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 202-862-7818

Douglas N. Varley is a Member of Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. He became a Member of the firm in February, 2000.


Mr. Varley's practice focuses principally on advising exempt organizations, in particular, private foundations. He has guided the design of major grantmaking programs and participated in the development of national public educational campaigns targeted on a range of significant policy issues. In addition to helping a diverse array of nonprofit organizations comply with the rules governing lobbying and political activities, his areas of concentration also include such matters as international philanthropy, restrictions on executive compensation, transactions with for-profit organizations, and minimizing unrelated business income tax. Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Varley administered grantmaking programs for college and university faculty at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Office Location

One Thomas Circle, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Non-Profit / Charities Law of the Washington DC Metro Area
Douglas N. Varley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Non-Profit / Charities Law