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Donald R. Frederico, Esq.

Honors & Distinctions

Recognized by the National Law Review as a "Go To Thought Leader in Class Action Mediation"

Recognized by Chambers USA for Commercial Litigation

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

Recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a "Top-Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney" in Boston

Rated AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell

Recent Publications

Author, "The Arc of Class Actions: A View from the Trenches," 32 Loyola Consumer L. Rev. 266 (2020)

Author, "Book Review: The Conservative Case for Class Actions," American Bar Association, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter, Spring 2020, Vol. 30, No. 3

Co-author, First Circuit Chapter, in Survey of Federal Class Action Law: A U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis, ABA Publishing

Co-Author, Massachusetts Chapter, in A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, ABA Publishing

Selected Professional and Civic Activities

American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2022-present.

American Bar Association, Planning Committee, National Institute on Class Actions

President, Executive Board of Directors, Cornell Law School Alumni Association, 2022-present

President, Boston Bar Association, 2010-2011 (previously chaired the Class Actions Committee and the Litigation Section, among other roles)

Trustee, Boston Bar Foundation, 2008-2014

Member, Board of Directors, New England Legal Foundation, 2007-2016

Chair, Board of Trustees, The College of Wooster, 2017-2021 (board member and chair of two board committees 2007-2023)



Boston College Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law, Spring Semester, 2024  

Cornell Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law, 2022-2023

Pierce Atwood LLP, Partner, 2011-2022

Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Shareholder, 2005-2011

McDermott Will & Emery, Partner, 1988-2005

Hale and Dorr, Associate and Junior Partner, 1980-1988

Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph L. Tauro, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1979-1980


B.A., College of Wooster

Phi Beta Kappa

William A. Galpin Award for General Excellence in College Work

J.D., Cornell Law School (cum laude)

Managing Editor, Cornell Law Review

American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law

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