Boston

State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950

United States of America

The Boston office, which opened in 1984, serves clients across a broad array of disciplines. The 2017 edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers rankings singled out our Boston office as a Tier 1 firm in seven practice areas: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Biotechnology Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense – White Collar, Financial Services Regulation Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy.

Our Boston-based business lawyers represent a variety of mature and growth companies, both public and private, addressing a wide range of legal needs, including organization and structuring, public and private financing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, restructuring and bankruptcy, tax planning, joint venture arrangements, product development collaborations and technology licensing. They also represent multinational companies, private equity funds and domestic and foreign operating companies in complex cross-border transactional, corporate and capital markets work in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and routinely represent multinational companies in international trade and custom related matters in Latin America.

Our investment management lawyers represent SEC-registered investment companies in all aspects of their operations including satisfying SEC registration, disclosure and regulatory compliance obligations, and obtaining SEC no-action letters and exemptions. We also represent investment advisers and broker-dealers in discharging their registration, disclosure and compliance responsibilities.

Our Boston real estate lawyers conduct a traditional transactional practice as well as land use and development activities. The group assists in financing, leasing and property acquisitions.

Our Boston office is actively engaged in representing our clients in matters of national and international significance in intellectual property matters, including prosecuting patents, obtaining trademark and copyright registrations and litigating patent and other intellectual property disputes.

The Boston antitrust group is a multidisciplinary team that represents clients in antitrust, distribution and intellectual property matters focusing on the design and implementation of resale price maintenance strategies, limiting online price erosion and gray market disruption in North America, Europe and Asia.

Our Boston-based cross-disciplinary privacy and data protection team counsels clients from nearly every business sector on the full range of legal and business issues associated with the collection, use and protection of their customers’ and employees’ personal information. Our privacy and data protection services include data privacy and security assessments, privacy governance policies, data monetization strategies, international data protection, privacy issues in mergers and acquisitions, vendor risk management, security incident management and data breach response.

The Boston-based labor and employment team advises and counsels domestic and international clients on employment law compliance, including creating and revising codes of conduct, whistleblower hotlines, employee handbooks and polices and workplace safety codes. In addition, the team has conducted internal investigations and human resource compliance audits, analyzed corporate-employee-related information systems and offered guidance on employee-related privacy issues, such as worksite surveillance.

The Boston office handles a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including intellectual property, insurance coverage, environmental, securities, mortgage banking, construction, products liability, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, antitrust and other complex commercial matters. We currently represent or have recently represented major corporations in insurance coverage actions, numerous mortgage lenders defending national and state class actions alleging violations of federal and state lending laws, various employers on a variety of employment contract and law issues, manufacturers in patent infringement and product liability cases, and corporations or corporate officers in securities and other regulatory enforcement and criminal proceedings and in civil suits. We also have defended a variety of health care companies, health care providers, and individual physicians and other medical personnel in both federal and state initiated health care fraud and abuse proceedings and governmental investigations. Our employment and labor lawyers litigate cases involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, employment contracts and discrimination issues, represent clients in labor negotiations; and counsel them on all legal aspects of personnel management, including conducting employer-training sessions. Our securities and SEC enforcement lawyers, who include a former Assistant Regional Director of the SEC and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, are actively engaged in a variety of securities litigation and securities enforcement matters, which encompass representation of financial services firms, regulated entities, public companies, their officers and directors and other individuals in investigations and actions brought under the securities laws by the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, state regulators and other self-regulatory agencies.

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