Alexandra C. Boudreau


Boudreau, Alexandra C.
Alex Boudreau has a diverse litigation practice with an emphasis on securities litigation and investigation and complex commercial litigation. She has represented public companies and their officers and directors in federal securities litigation and enforcement matters, including securities fraud class actions, derivative litigation, and SEC, DOJ, and other governmental regulatory investigations.

Ms. Boudreau has experience working on a variety of other litigation matters, including intellectual property litigation and has represented public companies in the financial services, technology, renewable energy, and manufacturing sectors. She has experience handling all phases of litigation, including written discovery, depositions, trial and appeals.

Ms. Boudreau also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County. While in that position, she tried a variety of criminal matters to both juries and judges and argued numerous evidentiary motions.  


Ms. Boudreau been an active member of various teams at WilmerHale that have:

  • represented a bank holding company in various government investigations concerning foreign exchange pricing;
  • represented various companies in class action litigation concerning alleged securities fraud;
  • represented a wind turbine manufacturer through trial and on appeal to the Federal Circuit in an inventorship dispute with a former employee; and
  • successfully defended a medical device manufacturer in an appeal to the Federal Circuit, which ultimately affirmed the District Court's grant of judgment as a matter of law.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Boudreau was named a 2016 and 2017 "Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star" for securities litigation.

Professional Activities

Ms. Boudreau is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Federal District Court and the Federal Circuit.


In her spare time, Ms. Boudreau trains for and runs marathons and half marathons, including the Bay State Marathon, the Providence Marathon and the New Bedford Half Marathon.

Publications & News


June 13, 2017

One Year After Ambac: Sharing Information Among Deal Parties

In this Law360 article, Daniel Halston, Alexandra Boudreau and Jeffrey Schomig explain that the common interest doctrine remains a thorny issue one year after the major Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc. decision.

April 28, 2017

2017 M&A Report

Our 2017 M&A Report provides a detailed global M&A market review and outlook. Other highlights include takeover defenses for public companies; key lessons for buyers and sellers considering earnouts; recent developments in merger control regulation; common interest privilege protection among deal parties; special considerations in California M&A deals; acquisition financial statement requirements for IPO companies; a comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions; and key terms and issues in sales of VC-backed companies.

February 29, 2016

After In re Trulia: Increased Scrutiny for the Give and the Get in Disclosure Settlements

Early in the deal process, companies should seek advice on how best to reduce the risk of deal litigation and, if it arises, how best to navigate the realities of deal litigation during these changing times.

May 13, 2014

Success at the Federal Circuit: WilmerHale Earns Five Victories in One Week

WilmerHale has just completed an extremely successful week at the Federal Circuit, receiving favorable decisions in five out of six patent cases concerning various legal issues.


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HBX | Harvard Business School, Credential of Readiness (CORe), Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, Economics for Managers, 2016

JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2010, Senior Articles Editor, Third World Law Journal, Intellectual Property Moot Court Team

BA, Law, Letters & Society, with honors, University of Chicago, 2005

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