Courtney Worcester is a partner and litigation lawyer in the Boston office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation involving corporations, venture capital and private equity firms, financial institutions and their directors and officers. She has represented clients in corporate governance, federal securities and shareholder litigation matters, including federal securities and consumer class actions, stockholder derivative litigations, and internal corporate investigations.
In addition, she is experienced in diverse commercial litigation matters, ranging from contractual disputes to the protection of trade secrets, unfair competition, and other business torts. She is a member of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation, Private Equity & Venture Capital and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices.
Representative Experience :
- Obtained defense verdict after trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery for a leading venture capital firm in action asserting purported breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims in connection with the purchase of stock from former portfolio company founders upon the exercise of contractual rights of first refusal. (Industry: Internet/Telecommunications, Venture Capital)
- Representation of special litigation committee of board of directors of publicly-traded wireless telecommunications firm in investigation of historical stock option-granting practices and responses to stockholder demands and obtaining dismissal of federal and state-court derivative litigation asserting state law claims for breach of fiduciary duty and federal securities claims
- Representation of general partners of venture capital funds, as directors of venture-backed incubator, in obtaining dismissal of action brought by former preferred stockholder asserting purported breach of fiduciary duty claims in connection with corporate dissolution and winding-up
- Obtained reversal of conviction of possession of stolen vehicle for insufficient evidence, Commonwealth v. Campbell, 800 N.E. 2d 1055 (Mass. Ct. App. 2003)
Ms. Worcester earned her law degree, cum laude, from Boston University (J.D. 1999) where she was the administrative editor for the Boston University Law Review and was a member of the National Moot Court Team. Her bachelor’s degree was conferred, cum laude, by Bowdoin College (A.B., 1996).
Ms. Worcester is admitted to practice in the states of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, and before the U.S. District Courts in each of those states, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
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