Courtney A. Caruso

Courtney A. Caruso

Senior Associate

Email courtney.caruso@​

Phone +1 617 371 1361

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Courtney Caruso represents individuals and businesses in a range of civil and criminal litigation matters. Courtney's practice is focused on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government and internal investigations. Courtney also has an active pro bono practice, most often representing her clients in criminal proceedings or in their efforts to obtain post-conviction remedies.

She works with clients through all phases of litigation, including risk assessment, investigations, motion practice, witness preparation, trial, and appellate work.

Courtney joined the firm in 2017 after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Jennifer C. Boal in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to her clerkship, Courtney practiced in the Boston office of an international law firm, where she focused on litigation matters pertaining to securities, trade secrets, and contract disputes. She also provided pro bono representation to immigrant and refugee children in deportation proceedings.

As a law student, Courtney served on the Board of Directors of Harvard Defenders and as a student attorney for Harvard's Criminal Justice Institute. As a member of these organizations, she spent several hundred hours representing individuals in criminal proceedings in Massachusetts state courts. Courtney also worked as a law clerk at the Trial Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and at the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts.

From 2009-2010, Courtney researched cultural and intellectual history as a Fulbright Scholar in Venice, Italy. In 2012, she studied at L'École de Droit de Sciences Po in Paris, France. She is passionate about social justice and civic engagement and enjoys exploring new cities by foot.

Awards and recognitions


Up and Coming Lawyer
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2013

Washington University, summa cum laude, 2009


Boston Bar Association

Women's Bar Association

Chair, Generation Citizen Massachusetts Associate Board

Dana Hall School Board of Trustees

Boston Chamber of Commerce, Talent Development and Retention Leadership Council

City Awake Advisory Board

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Representative experience

Defending electronic health records provider in DOJ investigation into meaningful use fraud.

Member of the Monitoring Team appointed to oversee the implementation of the United States v. City of Ferguson Consent Decree.

Serving as an independent investigator in matter involving alleged violations of a university's Title IX policies.

Defending current and former executives of financial services firms in fraud investigations brought by the SEC.

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