Courtney A. Caruso

Courtney A. Caruso

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 617 371 1361

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Courtney Caruso is a skilled litigator whose practice is focused on white collar criminal defense, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations.

She works with clients through all phases of litigation, and serves as an investigator in both internal and independent 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.

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 trade secrets and employment contracts. 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.

Awards and recognitions


Up and Coming Lawyer
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly


Name You Should Know
The Alliance for Business Leadership


Public Interest Leadership Program
Boston Bar Association

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2013

B.A., Washington University, summa cum laude, 2009


Boston Bar Association

Women's Bar Association

Generation Citizen Massachusetts 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

Defends 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.

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

Supports corporate client in the development of standard operating procedures as well as risk management and compliance documents.

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

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