I’m an accomplished litigator and trial attorney who uses my experience and judgment to advance clients’ interests in a wide range of disputes.
Former Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, Michael Boudett has a particularly strong focus on litigating business tort cases (including defamation and commercial disparagement), contract, licensing and commercial disputes; academic misconduct matters; employment disputes; legal malpractice; and trademark, trade dress, and trade secret matters. He represents major clients from such industries as pharmaceutical, biotech, energy, software, higher education, and internet/social media.
He appears before Massachusetts state courts, federal courts nationwide, and administrative bodies. His intellectual property litigation experience also encompasses copyright, false advertising, and trade secret disputes, with a focus on federal court proceedings.
Across his full litigation practice, Michael has represented businesses as diverse as AstraZeneca, Honda North America, Genzyme, General Electric, Biogen Idec, Disney, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Harvard University. He tries general commercial litigation and business torts in the state and federal courts, and has used his experience in legal malpractice actions to obtain several favorable settlements for business clients asserting malpractice claims.
Michael has extensive experience in litigating and trying cases involving non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition to his trial success obtaining judgments and injunctions in support of employers, he has counseled numerous employer clients on strategies to enforce agreements against departing employees, to prevent raiding by competitors and to hire new employees who have agreements with other companies.
As part of his trial experience, Michael served as Special Assistant District Attorney, Norfolk County (District Court Criminal Session). Before joining the firm he clerked for the Honorable Mark L. Wolf in federal district court in Massachusetts.
Michael is actively involved in community service and non-profit board service, and has won two awards for his pro bono work over the years.