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.

    • Representing automotive manufacturer in trademark case pending in parallel ITC and federal district court proceedings.
    • Representing materials company with respect to state and federal trade secret claims pending in federal district court
    • Tried a 7-day federal criminal case to verdict of acquittal on behalf of client charged with attempted Hobbs Act extortion.
    • Successfully represented attorneys under federal investigation for conspiracy to defraud the United States; U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute.
    • Represented a manufacturer of solar panels in an offensive trade secret misappropriation case brought under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93A, obtaining judgment awarding treble damages under a lost profits theory and attorney’s fees, permanent injunction, and a 5-year production injunction. Judgment upheld in full by the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
    • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a state university regarding misuse of public funds by its President, leading to his resignation and a False Claims Act suit filed by the Attorney General’s Office against the individual, successfully recovering funds.
    • Successfully represented members of the state legislature in federal investigation prosecution involving charges of bribery.
    • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a private health and beauty care company regarding allegations of anticompetitive conduct.
    • Represented hedge fund in shareholder dispute regarding voting rights, successfully obtained summary judgment and injunctive relief that was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Direct Appellate Review (sua sponte).
    • Represented semiconductor company in patent litigation appeal involving allegations of spoliation; successfully obtained affirmance in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.