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  • J.D., 1979
    Boston University School of Law
  • M.F.A., 1973
    Columbia University
  • A.B., 1971
    Harvard College
  • 1979 to 1980 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Honorable Paul J. Liacos

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.


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.


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


Mr. Nemser is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and before the Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.