Anthony A. Froio

617.267.2300

Anthony A. Froio

Partner

Managing Partner, Boston Office;
Member of the Executive Board

Experience

  • Represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals in complex litigation related to intellectual property and trademark infringement, employment and bankruptcy litigation, as well as general commercial disputes.
  • Has also represented companies in the Food industry involving key industry issues including brand protection, advertising and labeling.
  • Serves on several community boards and various legal groups and committees, and is active with numerous professional associations. 
  • Has been Managing Partner of the firm’s Boston office since May, 2004. 
  • Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP, was a senior associate at a Boston law firm, concentrating in commercial litigation, business and corporate law and litigation. 
  • Served on Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission (2006-2007). 
  • Vice-Chairman of Board of Governors, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.
  • Was a professional percussionist for a Worcester Orchestra and a private musical group.

Outside General Counsel for leading window manufacturer in various warranty and product liability matters.

Represented Leading U.S. skylight manufacturer in consumer products safety commission matter.

Represented Fortune 100 Company controls manufacturer in wrongful death products liability action.

Great Clips, Inc. v. Hair Cuttery of Greater Boston, L.L.C. and Great Cuts, Inc.:  Summary judgment granted to client, Great Clips, Inc., against declaratory judgment defendant Great Cuts which had made claims of trademark infringement following Great Clips’ entry into the New England market.  On February 19, 2009, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts found that a previous  settlement agreement barred Great Cuts’ claims.  On January 5, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the previous ruling by the District Court confirming Great Clips’ right to use its trademarked name throughout the United States, including the New England market.

Lead counsel representing multi-national/Fortune 500 company in the defense and dismissal of a patent infringement action.

Co-lead counsel in representation of Fortune 100 company in patent infringement action involving liquid crystal display technology.

Defended Fortune 1000 company in defense of a multi-million dollar litigation, involving employment, healthcare and business litigation claims.

Obtained multi-million dollar exception to discharge in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceeding on behalf of a Commercial Bank from Houston, Texas.

Co-counsel in trial of an architectural malpractice claim on behalf of a major Boston developer resulting in a $1.3 million verdict.

Defended the seller of a major ambulance company in a breach of contract action involving claims in excess of $1 million.

Represented fiduciaries in dismissal of a multi-million dollar estate dispute in Massachusetts Probate and Superior Court.

Represented Boston-based insurance company in dismissal of a multi-million dollar financial claim in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Represented a dental manufacturing company in a multi-million dollar trademark action and resulting adversary proceeding in Chapter 11 proceeding.

General Counsel to Daniel F. Duquette Sports Academy.

United States Counsel to VKR Holdings, f/k/a Velux Corporation.

Super Lawyers 2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020 editions)
  • Inducted into the Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame for exceptional contributions (2012)
  • Inducted into the Holy Name Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts (2009-present)
  • Holy Cross Varsity Club in Worcester, Massachusetts, former President and current Treasurer
  • Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Chair of Personnel Board
  • Holy Cross Diamond Club, Co-Founder
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Spoken Languages
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. cum laude (1989), Trial Advocacy Award
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dana Scholar
Professional Associations
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Worcester Bar Association
  • Appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the State’s Judicial Nominating Committee.
  • Boston Bar Association, Executive Committee(2012-), Litigation Section, Co-Chair (2010-2011) and Council Member (2012-)
  • Boston Bar Foundation, Executive Committee, Trustee and Fellows Committee, and Development Committee - Chair
  • De Risk Business Process Automation
    Genus Technologies, Webinar (April 25, 2019)

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