Michael DeMarco - K&L Gates

Michael DeMarco

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 617-951-9111

Mr. DeMarco is a partner whose practice concentration is civil litigation and white collar crime.  He is a trial lawyer and has tried many cases in civil and criminal courts.  Mr. DeMarco's clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers in cases that are as diverse as product liability claims and the pharmaceutical industry drug pricing litigation (AWP MDL-1456). He also represents medical device manufacturers in product liability litigation and public companies in securities class actions. Mr. DeMarco has also represented a petroleum company involved in mass tort litigation.

Recently, Mr. DeMarco acted as lead international coordinating counsel for the Republic of Ecuador and their Central Bank in a British Commonwealth Court (Banco Central del Ecuador, et al. v. Ansbacher, et al., CL 648/96). He also tried to a successful verdict a commercial case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Empire Today, LLC v. National Floors Direct, Inc.; et al., No. 1:08-CV-11999-JLT), as well as, a commercial dispute concerning the planning and development of the Armenian Genocide Museum in Washington, DC (The Armenian Assembly of America, Inc., et al. v. Gerard L. Cafesjian, et al., No. 07-1259, 08-255, 08-1254).

Mr. DeMarco is currently advising The Kingdom of Spain concerning the ongoing litigation arising out of the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain, resulting in over 4 billion dollars in clean-up costs.

Suffolk UniversityBA 1968Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. 1971
Litigation Counsel of America

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Client Comments

"Michael DeMarco represents the highest level of professionalism and litigation experience in the country. He is unusually committed, determined to help his client while remaining faithful to his duties as a lawyer, and continually exhibiting native and acquired instinctual skills that are rare and invaluable to a client. Especially when confronted with a less than scrupulous adversary, Michael DeMarco is a principled champion of first choice."

-Van Krikorian
General Counsel, Chariman, CEO
Global Gold Corp.

Office Location

State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Commercial Disputes, Defendants, Plaintiffs, Professional Liability, Repurchase Facilities, White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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