Jeffrey S. Olshan



Jeff Olshan is an associate who focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, including securities litigation and regulatory enforcement. He has represented public companies and their officers and directors in connection with government investigations and securities fraud class actions.

Prior to joining WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2014, Mr. Olshan was a judicial intern for the Honorable Cynthia J. Cohen of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, assisting with a variety of civil and criminal issues and performing research for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Committee to Study the Code of Judicial Conduct.

Mr. Olshan maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration and asylum law and civil rights litigation. Most recently, he helped achieve a grant of asylum for a client who had been in removal proceedings for over a decade without resolution.

Publications & News


August 3, 2017

The Relevance of Alternative Designs 16 Years After TrafFix

In this article written by Vinita Ferrera, Aaron Macris and Jeffrey Olshan, published in Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, authors discuss the many interpretations of TrafFix on alternative designs and provide guidance for litigants as such evidence can have a substantial impact in trade dress litigation. Dealing with it effectively requires an understanding of how courts differ in their treatment of alternative design evidence and the nuanced ways it can be used.

June 9, 2016

LCCR Honors Jared Cohen and Jeff Olshan for Pro Bono Commitment

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR), a Massachusetts-based organization that provides pro bono legal representation to victims of discrimination based on race or national origin, has recognized WilmerHale Associates Jared Cohen and Jeff Olshan for their commitment to public service.

Honors & Awards

  • In 2016, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice honored Mr. Olshan for his commitment to public service as a result of his work on a racial discrimination case brought against the Boston Police Department.



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JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2015

MSt, Classics, Oxford University, 2012

BA, Classics, with honors, Brown University, 2011

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