Fish & Richardson Adds Leading Litigator Thomas C. Frongillo as a Principal in
its Commercial Litigation Group
BOSTON, March 20, 2013
BOSTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Thomas C. Frongillo, head of the
Litigation Practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Boston office and Co-Chair
of the firm's national White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group,
has joined Fish & Richardson as a Principal in its Commercial Litigation
Group. Frongillo is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the
District of Massachusetts with over 30 years of litigation experience. He
will continue to represent clients in high-stakes white collar criminal
prosecutions, corporate and regulatory investigations, and complex commercial
Frongillo represents corporations andindividuals in white collar
criminalmatters involvingalleged environmental law violations, the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, health care fraud, misappropriation
of intellectual property, computer fraud, andpublic corruption. He conducts
internal investigations for corporations, and regularly advises companies and
individuals on corporate and regulatory compliance issues. His practice also
includes representing clients in civil business litigation, many of which are
parallel proceedings filed in connection with criminal and regulatory
"We are very excited to welcome Tom into our growing Commercial Litigation
Group. While Fish is well known for doing more patent litigation than any
other firm, we also have a top-notch business litigation practice that handles
high profile, make-or-break your company litigation. Bringing on a
significant lateral hire like Tom, who is so highly regarded, will be
tremendously valuable to our clients and our team," said Ann Cathcart Chaplin,
Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish.
In 2009, Frongillo obtained an acquittal of a senior executive of W.R. Grace
in a landmark three-month criminal jury trial, United States v. W.R. Grace, in
which his client was vindicated on charges of knowing endangerment under the
Clean Air Act and defrauding the United States. The U.S. Department of
Justice characterized the case as the most significant criminal environmental
prosecution in U.S. history.
Frongillo has been named a "Leading Lawyer" for White Collar Criminal Defense
and for Trade Secrets by The Legal 500 USA and a "Best Lawyer" in White Collar
Criminal Defense by The Best Lawyers in America. He isthe Chair of the White
Collar Defense and Investigations Committee of the International Association
of Defense Counsel, a Co-Chair of the White Collar Crime Committee of the
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and on the editorial board
of White Collar Crime Reporter (Andrews Litigation Reporter). He isa member
ofthe Board of Overseersof the Epiphany School of Boston and served as a
member of the Board of Directors of Greater Boston Legal Services.
Frongillo received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1982 and his
B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross in 1979.
Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and
litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the
value of their intellectual property (IP). Founded in 1878, Fish's early
clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.
The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP
strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. Fish is
consistently singled outfor its superior technical expertise and great
results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for
nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest
companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information,
visitwww.fr.comor follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.
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