Caroline Simons is a litigator and trial lawyer who defends technology companies in disputes involving data, online safety, and intellectual property. Her interdisciplinary experience enables her to problem-solve and guide her clients through crises, defend them in high-stakes litigation, and manage enterprise risk strategically, effectively, and efficiently.
Caroline represents tech and consumer-facing clients -- from early-stage startups to some of the most recognizable online companies -- in litigation to protect their IP, brand, and reputation. Caroline's expertise includes the fast-evolving areas of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and online safety, cybersecurity & data privacy litigation, and IP litigation, including trademark/trade dress infringement and trade secret misappropriation. She is lead counsel in dozens of cases for one of the world's largest tech companies on claims challenging its content moderation and product design. Caroline also has advised clients in cyber incident response, including crisis management, government and internal investigations, and enforcement. Her experience gives her breadth of perspective and allows her to work with her clients to make swift and pragmatic decisions to effectively manage their reputational, legal, and financial risks. Clients appreciate Caroline's ability to engage, listen to, and connect with witnesses, company stakeholders, and factfinders -- both inside and outside the courtroom -- to achieve meaningful results.
Caroline was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2017, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2016 - 2022. Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in Hague proceedings as well as children and refugees in asylum proceedings in conjunction with the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. She has drafted amicus briefs in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in the areas of technology, criminal justice, and reproductive rights.