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Michael R. Creta

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Michael Creta is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Creta focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in the areas of commercial disputes, employment, intellectual property, financial services, and insurance coverage. He has litigated a broad range of business-related issues, including claims of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair business practices, and defamation.

Mr. Creta has experience with many different phases of commercial litigation, including requests for preliminary relief, discovery, and dispositive motion practice. Mr. Creta has litigated matters in both state and federal courts, including courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, and Vermont. In addition to his trial court experience, Mr. Creta has represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, and appeals.

Mr. Creta has significant experience with matters involving trade secret misappropriation, breaches of contractual confidentiality requirements, and breaches of contractual non-competition obligations. Through these matters, Mr. Creta has helped clients successfully obtain injunctive relief to protect their sensitive business information. Mr. Creta has also worked closely with computer forensics experts to determine whether trade secrets were improperly disclosed or used. Outside of litigation, Mr. Creta has advised clients on best practices for protecting their proprietary information.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Creta was a judicial intern to United States District Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island in 2013. He was also a Summer Associate at K&L Gates in 2014.

Additional Information

  • Note, The Accommodation of Last Resort: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Reassignments, 55 B.C.L. Rev. 1693 (2014)
  • Case Comment, A Step in the Wrong Direction: The Ninth Circuit Requires Reasonable Suspicion for Forensic Examinations of Electronic Storage Devices During Border Searches in United States v. Cotterman, 55 B.C.L. Rev. E.Supp. 31 (2014)