Timothy J. Langella, Esq.

tjlFramingham / Boston, Massachusetts

EDUCATION: Boston University School of Law, 1983, J.D., magna cum laude; Williams College, B.A. in Political Science and English, 1980

LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to his exclusive DR service focus, Attorney Langella was Chief, Business Technology & Economic Development Division at the Office of the Attorney General, Boston (June 2013 – June 2015). There he advised the Massachusetts Attorney General from the perspective of the business community on a host of legal and policy matters that affect business activity and the economy, including: labor, energy and telecommunications, and business/industry policy issues. He regularly liaised with various industry trade groups and CEOs to identify concerns and make recommendations relative to the impact of state laws and regulations on businesses, and then met internally with others in the office to seek to balance the intended policy objectives against the unintended business consequences. Attorney Langella collaborated within the office to craft policies that fairly balanced economic development with environmental stewardship, workers’ rights, and consumer protection.

Serving as a Member (1996-2013) and Of Counsel (1992-1996) at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Mr. Langella managed multiple litigation teams and projects while at the same time served as counsel to clients and firm colleagues. He obtained awards and settlements for plaintiff clients ranging from six figures to $261 million and successfully defended actions involving similar amounts. He acted as lead counsel on major cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Washington, DC, Texas, and Wisconsin, and also acted as lead counsel in several international arbitrations, including in Boston, New York, Geneva, and Singapore.

Attorney Langella served as General Counsel at Healthco International, Inc., headquartered in MA (1988-1992). In this complex business of over $450M in world-wide annual sales and 3,000 employees, he was responsible for all domestic litigation, real estate, vendor contracts, employee claims and issues, insurance claims and policies, company trademarks, and acquisitions. He had substantial involvement in the daily affairs of the company, interaction with approximately 100 branch and regional managers, engagement and oversight of numerous outside counsel, and management of a multimillion dollar legal budget.

Prior to his work as General Counsel at Healthco, Attorney Langella was an Associate at Goodwin, Procter & Hoar (1983-1988) where he gained substantial experience in the defense of product liability claims and commercial litigation matters on local and national levels. He managed hundreds of cases dealing with complex and evolving legal issues for clients such as Eli Lilly, B.F. Goodrich, Union Carbide, and W.R. Grace.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ASSOCIATIONS: Admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Massachusetts; Member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations; Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence as determined by opinions submitted by members of the Bar.

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES: Edward F. Hennessey Scholar (1982-83); Boston University Law Review (1981-83), editor (1982-83); Paul J. Liacos Scholar (1981-82); Boston University School of Law Distinguished Scholar (1980-81); American Jurisprudence Book Award in Torts (1980-81). Publication: “Bichler v. Eli Lilly: An Improper Use of Conscious Parallelism as Proof of Concerted Action,” 62 B.U.L. Rev. 633 (1982).

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member of the Town of Southborough Advisory/Finance Committee (2008-2013); Coach for Southborough Youth Basketball and Soccer (1996-2008); Associate Class Agent/Fundraiser for Williams College (20+ years).

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Biotech
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Government/Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital