When trade secret issues arise, Caroline knows how to protect a company’s brand, its IP, and its bottom line. Drawing upon her experience in investigations and IP & business litigation, Caroline is a trial lawyer who deftly balances public perception with fiscal and legal responsibility. Working closely with her clients to investigate potential fraud, theft of trade secrets, and misuse of funds, she seeks to resolve issues swiftly and ethically. When further action is needed, she is ready to advise clients on litigation, government reporting and crisis management; helping them manage risk, fight back, recover, and move on.
In addition to her trade secrets work, she has helped clients facing investigations or charges by state and federal prosecutors, as well as civil enforcement proceedings from regulatory agencies, such as the SEC. She has successfully defended clients against allegations of Hobbs Act extortion, public corruption, fraud, as well as violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act. She has also represented companies who have been the victims of cyber-attacks, and advised technology and financial organizations on incident readiness and response.
Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice. She has drafted amicus briefs in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, worked on prisoner’s rights, domestic violence, and housing cases, and currently represents children in asylum proceedings in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). In 2013-14, Caroline was selected to serve in the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program. In 2017, she was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Mentoring Committee for the BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section.