Jennifer E. Tracy


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Jennifer Tracy is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement & Compliance and Securities Litigation practice groups.  Her experience includes representing companies and individuals in trade secret and complex commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, government investigations and internal corporate investigations.  Ms. Tracy is particularly adept at managing multi-year investigations and handling complex electronic discovery.  While in law school, she was active in Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and continues to co-teach negotiation and mediation workshops.

Ms. Tracy has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Practice Focus

Trade Secret Litigation:  representation of public and private companies intrade secret litigation, including misappropriation claims and protecting proprietary information.

Litigation:  representation of leading corporations and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including breach of contract, fraud, patent infringement and securities claims.

Government Enforcement & Compliance:  representation of national corporations and individuals in government investigations and litigation, including pharmaceutical and financial fraud claims.

Representative Engagements

  • Part of team representing AlCana, private biotechnology company incorporated in British Columbia, in trade secret litigation brought against AlCana and its research collaboration partner Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp.  Technology at issue involves novel lipid nanoparticals that can be used as drug delivery vehicle for Alnylam’s short interfering RNA therapeutics. 
  • Successfully represented leading technology company in claims involving auction rate securities.
  • Part of team that successfully represented national financial institution in complex arbitration, winning dismissal of multiple related suits.
  • Lead associate in successful mediation of fraud and breach of contract claims for real estate corporation
  • Managed large team of associates in connection with defense of major pharmaceutical company in complex, multi-year federal investigation into sales and marketing practices.  Coordinated all aspects of case with co-counsel and client and supervised all productions to government.
  • Successful representation of defendants in litigation involving alleged breaches of representations and warranties in asset purchase agreement.

Publications and Presentations

“Weathering Management Conflicts in Acquisitions,” co-author, Securities Law360, May 2012.

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Tracy has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section Public Policy Subcommittee and is a member of the Criminal Law Section Steering Committee.  She is actively involved in the Citizen Schools Mock Trial Program, in which she teaches inner-city middle school students about the legal system.  She is committed to pro bono work and has represented a community group dedicated to improving the quality of life for the mentally retarded, a public housing authority in mediation and litigation regarding its tenants, and numerous students and parents regarding students’ educational placement, in conjunction with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.


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