Jack Regan is a partner in the firm’s Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation, International Litigation and Business Trial Practice Groups. He is the co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, was the original chair of WilmerHale's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and recently served as the President of the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Regan joined the firm in 1978.
Mr. Regan's practice concentrates on pretrial, trial and appellate aspects of intellectual property and commercial litigation in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies. He has been involved with a wide range of legal matters relating to patents, trade secrets, computers, copyrights, trade dress, trademarks, contracts, licenses, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices cases.
Mr. Regan has litigated cases in such high technology areas as pharmaceuticals, cell phones, digital cameras, PDA devices, noise-cancelling headphones, electronic commerce, Internet routers, enzyme electrodes, blood analyzers, glucose monitoring devices, electronic pre-press publishing, DNA amplification systems, videoconferencing, semiconductors, golf balls, ultrasound transducers, document imaging, electronic storage, paging and voice mail. In the patent area, he has litigated biotechnology, drug, chemical, electrical, mechanical, medical device, software and Internet patents.
Mr. Regan has been counsel to such clients as: Apple, Bose, Intel, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Research in Motion (RIM Blackberry), Eastman Kodak, Wyeth, Analog Devices, Bottomline Technologies, Broadcom, JPMorgan Chase, Braintree Laboratories, Juniper Networks, Nova Biomedical, Harvest Technologies, Wolfson Microelectronics, Campanelli Companies, SoundBite Communications, Inc., Art Technology Group, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), American Superconductor, Roxbury Latin School, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Penwest Pharmaceuticals, Nitromed, Webloyalty.com and Thorn EMI, N.A.
The US District Court for the District of Massachusetts appointed Mr. Regan as the trustee in bankruptcy for Rare Coin Galleries of America, Inc. He has also served as an appointed arbitrator in complex commercial dispute proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Regan has an active and diverse pro bono practice, ranging from the representation of nonprofits in the arts, urban education, low income housing and international development to minority-owned businesses, a parole hearing in a murder case, and veterans’ disability claims. His pro bono clients have included the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Seed Global Health, and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation.
During the year following law school, Mr. Regan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew A. Caffrey, former chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has also worked as a legal intern in the Special Criminal Prosecutions Division and in the Civil Division of the US Attorneys' Offices in Newark, New Jersey, and the Southern District of New York, respectively.
Prior to his legal studies, Mr. Regan served as a lieutenant in the US Navy aboard a destroyer escort, the USS Bagley, which was homeported in San Diego, California, and deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Tonkin and Persian Gulf areas. He is a member of the Naval War College Foundation, and active with the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial organization.