Michael Creta is a partner at the firm, concentrating his practice on complex commercial disputes, consumer class action defense, disputes arising from employment relationships, trade secret litigation, and international arbitration. Mike works closely with clients to develop dispute resolution strategies to address their unique legal risks and needs. He has litigated matters in both state and federal courts across the country, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.
Mike has significant experience with defending consumer class actions against global retailers, financial services institutions, and other large companies. These actions frequently involve claims alleging unfair business practices, false advertising, consumer fraud, breach of warranty, breach of contract, and violations of various state and federal statutes. Mike’s class action defense experience includes representing a global online retailer in numerous putative class actions involving allegations of false and misleading product labeling.
Mike also has extensive experience with matters involving alleged trade secret misappropriation and violations of restrictive covenants. Through these matters, Mike has helped clients successfully obtain injunctive relief to protect their sensitive business information. Mike’s trade secret litigation experience includes the representation of a medical diagnostic products manufacturer in an international arbitration, which resulted in an award in the manufacturer’s favor. Outside of litigation, Mike has advised clients on best practices for protecting their proprietary information.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael 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.
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