Theodore J. Folkman
Ted Folkman is co-founder of the Boston office. He is a seasoned Boston litigator who has wide experience in business litigation and other complex civil cases. His experience includes IP-related litigation, complex cross-border cases, mass torts, and Massachusetts commercial, financial, trust, and real property disputes. He is recognized nationally and abroad for his deep knowledge of the law of international judicial assistance and has represented US and foreign clients in US discovery proceedings, judgment recognition cases, and similar cases. Ted is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s national panel of commercial arbitrators and acts in arbitrations both as advocate and as arbitrator. He is a frequent speaker and the author of several books and chapters on private international law topics, including International Judicial Assistance (MCLE, 2d ed. 2016) and Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes in the United States (JURIS 2018, with T. Halket and D. Evans) and is the author of Letters Blogatory, a legal blog recognized by the ABA for several years as one of the best on the Web about the law and lawyers.
Ted earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in politics, with certificates in political theory and European cultural studies. After earning his master’s degree at Columbia University, he attended Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He clerked for Judge Ann Aldrich in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and has practiced law in Boston since 2001. In 2018, Ted was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.
Domestic & International Arbitration
Financial Institution & Investment Fund Litigation
General Commercial Litigation
A.B., Princeton University
M.A., Columbia University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Murphy & King, P.C.
Hill & Barlow, P.C.
Law Clerk to the Hon. Ann Aldrich
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
State Bar of Massachusetts
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Circuit, and Federal Circuits
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Columbia
American Law Institute, Member
Boston Bar Association Amicus Committee, Member
Boston Bar Association, International Law Section, Co-Chair
Boston Bar Association President’s Award, 2016