Andy O’Laughlin is a litigator whose practice focuses on high-stakes commercial disputes, breach of contract cases, class actions, shareholder demands, and securities and financial services litigation. Mr. O’Laughlin represents public and private corporations, non-profit boards, corporate officers, directors, and individuals. He works with clients across all phases of civil litigation in both state and federal courts, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings. He also advises companies in responding to government investigations by the SEC, FINRA, state securities regulators and state attorneys general.

Mr. O’Laughlin has experience handling all phases of civil litigation from coordinating electronic discovery and preparing witnesses for depositions and trial, to working on winning trial and appellate teams. He also has extensive motion practice experience and has authored dispositive motions to dismiss and for summary judgment in state and federal court.

In 2018, Mr. O’Laughlin served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he successfully tried criminal cases to guilty verdicts in a number of bench and jury trials and argued more than a dozen winning motions to dismiss and suppress. 

In his pro bono practice, Mr. O’Laughlin has represented Boston public school students in bringing suit under the state constitution to improve the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s education system, worked with victims of domestic abuse to obtain special U-Visa protection, and prevailed in appealing the termination of Section 8 housing benefits.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. O’Laughlin completed Harvard Business School’s HBX CORE certificate program and has helped teach a Harvard Law School course on technology and law as a writing fellow. 

While in law school, Mr. O'Laughlin was a legal intern in the Economic Crimes Unit of the US Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts and interned for the Business Litigation Session of Suffolk Superior Court. During college, he spent a year as a visiting student in philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University.

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2014

    • BA, Political Science and International Relations, Tufts University, 2011

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

  • Languages

    • Spanish



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