Benjamin Michael McGovern

Benjamin M. McGovern is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Litigation Section. Mr. McGovern practices in the area of complex business litigation. He advises clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including litigation matters involving product liability, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, insurance coverage, personal injury/wrongful death, antitrust violations, unfair competition, copyright infringement, fiduciary obligations, contract disputes, real estate and tax credit investments.

Mr. McGovern has significant experience in all phases of litigation. He frequently represents clients at the trial and appellate level in both federal and state court and has experience as trial counsel in both venues. As part of his practice, Mr. McGovern also regularly manages all aspects of the discovery and pre-trial process, including fact and expert depositions, motion practice, managing large document productions and advising clients with regard to their electronic discovery obligations. He has also represented numerous clients in the negotiated resolution or mediation of complex multi-party disputes.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. McGovern served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Justice Joseph A. Grasso, Jr. of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

While attending law school, Mr. McGovern was elected executive editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, and authored an article that was cited by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Commonwealth v. Clemmey, 447 Mass. 121 (2006).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2) Appellate, 3) Product Liability, 4) Antitrust, 5) Trade Regulation and Competition and 6) White Collar Defense and Investigations
Law School Boston College Law School (J.D.)
Admitted Year 2001
Education Duke University (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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