Greg Teran is a partner in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, as well as a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2000.
Mr. Teran's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Teran has been a member of 15 WilmerHale trial teams, primarily in cases concerning patents and trade secrets. His cases have involved a variety of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor processing techniques, integrated circuit design, software, computer networking and communications, graphical user interfaces for smartphones, and signal power detectors. Representative matters include a recent case involving networking chips in which Mr. Teran helped secure a permanent injunction and a $58 million settlement.
In 2004-2005, Mr. Teran served as a special assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, where he prosecuted criminal cases on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During this period he tried 13 criminal cases to verdict and argued more than 20 case-dispositive motions.
Mr. Teran has made pro bono service a core component of his practice. He has represented indigent criminal defendants in Quincy District Court and nonprofit organizations involved in trademark disputes. He currently assists veterans seeking benefits for combat-related injuries sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2008, Mr. Teran served on a team of WilmerHale lawyers, led by Stephen H. Oleskey, that tried the first-ever Guantanamo habeas corpus case. WilmerHale represented six Algerian-born men seized in Bosnia shortly after 9/11 on suspicion of plotting to attack the American embassy in Sarajevo and travel to Afghanistan to take up arms against the United States. Over the course of nearly 50 hours of classified pretrial hearings, Mr. Teran submitted and argued numerous motions seeking discovery and exculpatory evidence, and later participated in the trial that tested the sufficiency of the Government’s grounds for detention. Following that trial, a federal judge ordered the immediate release of five of the six men and urged the Government not to appeal.