Matt McLaughlin is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex business disputes and trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation. He represents a range of clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.
I work closely with my clients to resolve their disputes as well as to develop strategies to minimize future litigation risk. Today, I concentrate on four main areas.
I lead the firm’s Non-Compete & Trade Secrets team and have successfully represented clients in restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, often in connection with requests for preliminary injunctions or other interim relief. I also regularly counsel clients to develop procedures to protect their trade secrets and confidential information.
I represent private investment partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other alternative investment vehicles in a variety of disputes across the U.S. I also frequently work with offshore funds and liquidators in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.
I am currently representing the former chairman and CEO of a major pharmaceutical company in multiple federal court securities fraud class actions as well as a derivative action in the Delaware Chancery Court. I represented an international financial services company in several multi-billion-dollar disputes involving residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). I also have substantial experience representing and defending corporations, as well as their executives and directors, in connection with SEC investigations and litigation and FINRA arbitrations.
I advise and defend clients regarding ADA Title III compliance matters and disputes, including defending ADA website accessibility claims. I have also successfully resolved such claims pre-litigation.
As COVID-19 has changed the nature of the workplace, employers face a heightened risk of the loss of trade secret and confidential information from an increasingly mobile workforce. Companies should revisit their policies and practices to ensure that they are sufficiently safeguarding their information.
Matt previously served as a special assistant district attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted a range of criminal matters and tried numerous cases to verdict.
Rochester Business Journal | December 20, 2019
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article analyzing the recent wave of lawsuits against companies whose websites and mobile apps are alleged to be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The column draws on an NP Alert written by Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Marx Calderon.
Bloomberg BayState Business | September 25, 2018
Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin, both of the Boston office, joined Bloomberg Radio to discuss the new Massachusetts law restricting the use of noncompete clauses by businesses.
The Boston Globe | July 25, 2018
Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin is quoted in this article for his view on the “garden leave” provision in the Massachusetts Legislature’s proposed bill restricting noncompete clauses.
Trade Secrets Alert | 05.07.20
Gaming Law Alert | 01.24.20
Litigation Law Alert | 10.24.19
Non-Compete & Trade Secret Law Alert | 03.05.19
Trade Secrets Alert | 12.06.18
Employment Law Alert | 09.19.18
Employment Law Alert | 08.02.18
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Matt is also active in pro-bono matters. He has successfully represented a number of refugees seeking political asylum in the United States through Human Rights First and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and has also volunteered to represent clients through the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Matt is an accredited attorney for the prosecution of claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs and assists veterans and their families with claims for benefits, most recently securing a substantial monetary award from the Board of Veterans Appeals on behalf of a veteran’s widow.