Kevin C. Quigley

Kevin Quigley is a member of Choate’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, which has been top-ranked by Chambers USA. His practice focuses on trade secret litigation (particularly cases involving allegations of misappropriation by former employees and competitors), patent litigation, contract disputes, and a range of other complex trial and appellate work.

In 2018, Mr. Quigley served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County, where he gained significant first-chair criminal trial and motion practice experience.

Mr. Quigley has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Practice Focus

Intellectual Property Litigation: complex patent infringement and trade secret litigation within the technology, software and life sciences industries.

Trade Secret Litigation: representation of public and private companies in all aspects of trade secret protection and litigation—from plaintiffs seeking to protect proprietary information to defendants accused of misappropriation—across a broad range of industries and technologies.

Complex Trial and Appellate Litigation: representation of individuals and leading corporations in complex commercial litigation.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented world-leading data storage company in several cases relating to former key employees who left company to found a commercial rival using stolen trade secrets.
  • Represented content delivery network in patent litigation regarding multimedia streaming technology.
  • Represented biosimilar pharmaceutical manufacturer in patent litigation involving protein purification technology.
  • Represented private equity firm in Delaware Chancery Court action for fraud and breach of asset purchase agreement.
  • Represented enterprise computing company in lawsuit regarding software development contract with state government.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in contract action alleging breach of patent licensing agreement.
  • Represented best-selling author in First Circuit appeal regarding $50M jury verdict for business manager’s breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented luxury real estate broker in trade secret action.
  • Represented investment firm in various actions regarding alleged breach of purchase agreement and intellectual property rights.
  • Represented leader in production and supply of reagents for life sciences industry in action against former employees and new competing venture for theft of trade secrets and patent infringement.
  • Assisted in defense of major pharmaceutical company in federal investigation into sales and marketing practices.

Presentations and Publications

  • “Sandbagging: Choice of law matters,” co-author, The PE Hub Network, September 2018.
  • “Tips for When Not to Bring a Claim under the Defend Trade Secrets Act” author, American Bar Association, May 2017.
  • “Protective Orders Should Take Center Stage in IP Cases,” co-author, IP Law360, April 2014.
  • "Libor Litigation Must Overcome Significant Obstacles," co-author, Securities Law360, May 2013.
  • “Uncorking Granholm: Extending the Nondiscrimination Principle to All Interstate Commerce in Wine,” author, Boston College Law Review, 2011.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Quigley is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 2012, cum laude

Note Editor, Boston College Law Review

Boston College
BA, 2009, magna cum laude