Stephen Wald

617.267.2300

Experience

Stephen Wald is a complex business and intellectual property litigator who focuses his practice on telecommunications, real estate, employment, commercial transactions, licensing disputes, and environmental law.

Mr. Wald works closely with clients to prepare legal strategies that best align with business goals. He has tried cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, represented clients in arbitrations, and appeared in contested proceedings before agencies that regulate telecommunications, land use, environmental protection, and employment discrimination.

An experienced trial lawyer across numerous practice areas, Mr. Wald’s previous cases have included a $1.25 million gender discrimination verdict in favor of a former Polaroid employee and the successful reclamation of worldwide trademark rights for Victorinox AG, the maker of the iconic Swiss Army Knife. He also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Massachusetts Trial Court in connection with the Probation Department Scandal, a patronage hiring scandal that led to the criminal prosecution of top probation department officials.

Mr. Wald’s history of successful advocacy has earned him recognition from Super Lawyers, which has repeatedly included him in its list of “Massachusetts Super Lawyers.”

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Obtained a defense judgment for one of the world’s largest conference calling companies after federal court trial in which Qwest Communications Corp. sought to hold client liable for more than $2 million for terminating access and other charges. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented the Massachusetts Trial Court, its Chief Justice, and the Commissioner of Probation in senior employee disciplinary proceedings and federal court litigation that arose from the investigation that led to the criminal conviction of the previous Commissioner of Probation. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Engaged as trial counsel for Victorinox AG, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, which resulted in a successful resolution during trial of iconic rights to worldwide intellectual property. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented 20 competitors in software licensing cases against Paychex and related parties; obtained $38 million recovery after a jury verdict in one trial, a $6,200,000 jury verdict in a second trial, specific performance award in a third, and successful resolutions by settlement of all of the remaining cases. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Jury verdict of $1,250,000 for gender discrimination and punitive damages for the first woman chemical engineer to supervise a production line at her Fortune 500 employer. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Jury verdict of more than a million dollars for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty against a national bank in connection with Boston historic redevelopment project. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented 50 partners in connection with the dissolution of one of New England’s largest law firms. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained an arbitration award valued at more than $2 million for the founder of one of New England's largest regional accounting firms in connection with a dispute regarding his rights upon retirement. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained multi-million dollar settlement for “property damage” plus remediation costs for the owner of what had been the largest fertilizer plant in the U.S. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP).

Obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for former partners regarding valuation of interests in an initial public offering for a real estate investment trust. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

  • Named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers (2004-2005, 2008-2016)

Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Education
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Vassar College, A.B.
Professional Associations
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

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