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Paul Nemser, a partner in the firm's Litigation Department, concentrates his practice in complex products liability, securities, business and environmental litigation. Mr. Nemser also has substantial experience in intellectual property and constitutional litigation. A significant part of Mr. Nemser's practice has included appellate work and consulting on complex legal and evidentiary issues. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts in Massachusetts.

Mr. Nemser has worked on industry litigation that is national and international in scope, most notably in defense of complex litigation against financial services, manufacturing, and software companies in courts across the country. Mr. Nemser's experience in securities litigation includes defending a number of shareholder class actions and derivative suits, including cases involving high technology companies, retail franchises, banks and mutual funds. He has also represented individuals and corporations in government investigations of securities transactions and has participated in litigation related to corporate control. Mr. Nemser's cases have frequently involved extensive work with expert witnesses, particularly on issues of causation and damages and in such fields as economics, accounting, epidemiology and statistics.

Mr. Nemser has been an instructor in the Writing Program at Boston University School of Law.

Professional Activities

A Fellow of the Massachusetts and American Bar Foundations, Mr. Nemser is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations and their Sections on Litigation. He is on the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association. He has been Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Boston Bar Association.


Mr. Nemser is the author of the book, Massachusetts Evidentiary Privileges. He is also the author of the chapter on "Evidentiary Privileges" in Massachusetts Evidence: A Courtroom Reference. He was a member of the editorial board of the Massachusetts Law Review, in which he has published articles about evidence.