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.
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.
- 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
Our Trade Secrets team outlines steps companies can take to make sure that their proprietary information remains protected during this unprecedented time.
Six Choate attorneys - Greta A. Fails, Phoebe Fischer-Groban, Bryana T. McGillycuddy, Kevin C. Quigley, Samuel N. Rudman, and Tobin P. Sullivan - have been elected to Counsel at the Firm, effective May 1, 2019.
Mark Edgarton and Kevin Quigley discuss sandbagging disputes and different legal standards in PE Hub.