Donald R. Frederico - Pierce Atwood LLP

Donald R. Frederico

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Donald R. Frederico, partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, is a senior trial attorney with more than three decades of courtroom experience. He focuses his practice on representing defendants in class actions. Don has represented defendants in a wide array of class actions in federal and state court, including in such areas as labor and employment, consumer fraud, product liability, environmental and toxic torts, antitrust, civil RICO, Medicare fraud and abuse, securities fraud, and truth-in-lending. He has represented clients in such industries as financial services, building products, retail, pharmaceuticals, automotive, food and beverage, petroleum, chemical manufacturing, health care, high technology, and higher education. Don frequently publishes and lectures before national and local bar and industry organizations on topics including class action practice.

Cornell UniversityJ.D.
ABA National Institute on Class ActionsAmerican Bar Association, Section of Litigation,Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee New England Legal FoundationCollege of WoosterHuntington Theatre Company

Case History

Recent Experience

Served as lead trial counsel in remedy phase of ERISA class action on behalf of group life insurance company, and later won the case on appeal in the First Circuit.

Defeated class certification of tag-along cases in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act MDL.

Won summary judgment for internet marketing companies in consumer fraud class action.

Represents building products company in consumer breach of warranty class actions.

Represents national bank in checking account overdraft class actions.

Represented private equity firm in WARN Act class action.

Represented Fortune 50 retailer in national defense of state and federal wage and hour class actions.

Represented national retailer in defense of FLSA and state law class action alleging misclassification of exempt employees.


Office Location

100 Summer Street, Suite 2250
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male