Samantha Krasner


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Ms. Krasner is counsel in the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Insurance & Reinsurance Groups.  Ms. Krasner has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star.

While attending law school, Samantha Krasner served as executive editor for the Connecticut Law Review and as president of the Tax Law Society and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  Ms. Krasner served as a teaching assistant for the First Year Legal Writing Program and Moot Court Program.

Ms. Krasner externed with the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson, US District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut, where she assisted in drafting a variety of judicial opinions.  Ms. Krasner won the Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition.  Upon graduation, she was awarded the Edward L. Stephenson Memorial Prize and graduated with high honors.

Practice Focus

Complex Commercial Litigation: represent public and private companies, private equity firms, and shareholders in complex financial, class action and breach of contract litigation.

Intellectual Property Litigation:  assists in patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation on behalf of leading corporations, frequently including software and hardware developers, telecommunications and internet service providers and biotechnology companies.

Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation:  litigation and arbitration on behalf of insurance and reinsurance companies involving disputes regarding coverage for a variety of claims.

Representative Engagements

  • Representing leading biotechnology company in complex patent infringement suit relating to innovative methods of processing therapeutic polysaccharides.
  • Currently representing Fortune 500 company in multiple class action litigations involving advertising practices and consumer protection claims.
  • Representing biotechnology company in action against former employees and new competing venture for theft of trade secrets.
  • Advise clients in connection with risk management, data privacy, and insurance coverage.
  • Assisted in representation of leading biotechnology company in successful inter partes review proceeding concerning patent related to novel enzyme replacement therapy.
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, on behalf of insurance company in connection with environmental pollution losses.
  • Assisted in representation of privately-held company in successful arbitration involving corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Obtained injunction on behalf of multi­national corporation in trade secret and computer fraud dispute.
  • Member of team representing major telecommunications company regarding antitrust and unfair and deceptive trade practices issues.
  • Member of team representing top reinsurer in dispute involving treaty’s mechanism for “special acceptances”.
  • Assist pro bono clients in obtaining asylum in hearings in Immigration Court, securing employment authorization, and seeking asylum for family members.

Publications and Presentations

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Krasner is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Women's Bar Association.  She is a member of the Animal Law Practice Group of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  She represents individuals through the Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project.  She is a volunteer with PAWS New England and fosters rescue dogs.


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