Brian P. Bialas

Associate - Boston

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Brian P. Bialas practices in three interrelated areas: business litigation, employment litigation, and security and privacy. Brian regularly litigates disputes between businesses and between employees and businesses involving non-competition, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, confidential information, breach of fiduciary duty, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He also advises businesses and employees on non-competition agreements and security and privacy issues. Brian is co-author of the Massachusetts Noncompete Law blog and is a frequent contributor to the Security, Privacy and the Law blog. He has authored multiple articles on employment litigation and has been quoted in several publications including Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 21, 2013, June 3, 2013 and February 18, 2013) and Lawyers USA magazine.

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Education:

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Bucknell University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

Representative Experience

  • Supervised elimination of company confidential information from departing employee's electronic devices.
  • Successfully argued summary judgment motion for Avidia Bank in employment discrimination case brought by a former employee.
  • Obtained injunction for Genzyme Corporation against its competitor in non-competition and trade-secret case.
  • Drafted security and privacy policies for Urban Improv and advised it on the implementation of those policies.
  • Advised Genzyme Corporation in dispute with new employee’s former employer regarding employee’s retention of former employer’s confidential information.
  • Defeated summary judgment motion for Organogenesis Inc. in case involving the enforcement of a non-competition agreement against Organogenesis' former chief scientist.
  • Obtained summary judgment for Jet2.com in a trade-secret dispute with its former reservation-software provider.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for employer in case involving the employer’s former IT director who took confidential information.
  • Advised employer on security and privacy issues after former employee took confidential customer information.
  • Obtained favorable settlements for employer in cases involving former employee and former consultant who disseminated the employer’s confidential information and conspired to overthrow the management of the company.

Honors

  • Alliance Defense Fund Blackstone Fellow, 2005
  • Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Fellow, 2004
  • Family Research Council Witherspoon Fellow, 2003
  • Bucknell University Bison Award for Extracurricular Activities

Involvement

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors
    • Chair (2013-2014)
    • Membership Committee (2012-2014)
    • House of Delegates (2013-2014)
    • Chair-Elect (2012-2013)
    • Chair, Membership Development and Social Events Committee (2011-2012)
    • Civil Litigation Section Liaison (2011-2012)
  • The Cooperative for Human Services, Inc. (Burlington, MA), Director
  • Federal Bar Association, IP Legal Browser: The Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, Editor-in-Chief (2011-2012)
  • Massachusetts Republican Party, Chairman of Ward 6 (South Boston), Delegate to 2010 State Convention
  • Frank J. Murray American Inn of Court (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance
  • Catholic Lawyers' Guild (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Emerging Leaders in the Law Award Selection Committee (2013)
  • Speaker, Update on Non-Competition Agreements and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association, October 15, 2013
  • Moderator, Business Development for Associates: Laying the Groundwork for Success, Massachusetts Bar Association, Foley Hoag LLP, June 30, 2011
  • Panelist, Young Lawyers Division Career Panel, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston University School of Law, February 9, 2011
  • Speaker, “Barr v. Galvin and Massachusetts Third-Party Ballot Access,” Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, Western New England College School of Law, November 2, 2010
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit