Bagger, Paula Marie

One Liberty SquareBoston, MA 02109

Updated: 10/17/2016


Paula Bagger has significant experience helping clients resolve a broad range of commercial and business disputes. She has tried, arbitrated, and settled business cases of many different types, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive business practices, and shareholder and partner disputes. Many of her cases arise in the financial services industry, and she is experienced in cases involving mutual funds, private equity funds, investment advisors, custodian banks...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1996

Practice Areas

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Employment Litigation -- Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Trademarks


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (Website co-editor, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee; Editoral Board, Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter)
  • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (Hearing Officer)


  • Massachusetts and New England Superlawyer, Business Litigation, 2004 - 2013
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty Advisor, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshops
  • Introducing Evidence At Trial, Massachusetts CLE
  • Taking Depositions Workshop, Massachusetts CLE
  • 2014 Amendments to Mass. R. Civ. P., Women in e-Discovery

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder Law Project, Womens Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Hingham Historical Society

Past Positions

  • Goodwin Procter, LLP, Associate, 1986 - 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, Hon. Richard D. Cudahy, Judicial Clerk


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1985
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: University of Chicago Law Review, Comment Editor, 1984 - 1985
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980
    A.B., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: History


Published Works

  • Minority Shareholder Threats to Subchapter S Elections, Commercial & Business Litigation, Winter, 2014
  • Predictive Coding Goes Mainstream, Commercial & Business Litigation, Winter, 2013
  • Guide to Protecting and Litigating Trade Secrets, American Bar Association, 2012
  • Drafting an Effective Agreement for Nontraditional Dispute Resolution, Commercial & Business Litigation, Spring, 2009

Office Information


One Liberty SquareBoston, MA 02109


  • (617) 428-6868


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