AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Arbitration

Biography

Rebecca MacDowell Lecaroz is a business litigator and trial attorney who represents clients in a variety of disputes, including intellectual property rights, trade secrets misappropriation, commercial contracts, real estate, and employment.  She has experience in both state and federal courts, representing clients from the initiation of a case through trial and appeal.   Ms. Lecaroz advises clients on efficiently achieving resolution to high-stakes disputes in order to best advance the company’s overall business objectives. 

Rebecca has prior legal experience as a summer clerk with Judge Robert P. Frank of the Virginia Court of Appeals.  During her clerkship, Rebecca assisted in criminal, domestic and worker’s compensation cases.

A Dillard Fellow at the University of Virginia, Rebecca was a quarter-finalist in the Lile Moot Court Competition and a participant of the Child Advocacy Clinic.  Before attending law school, she worked as a legal assistant in the offices of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown and Sandler in Philadelphia.

Representation

Achieved favorable result, affirmed on appeal as trial and appellate counsel to railcar manufacturer in breach of contract dispute with software integrator who failed to deliver fully functional ERP system.

Represented data science and data engineering software developer at trial and on appeal in breach of contract and copyright dispute with its largest competitor.

Won favorable summary judgment determination on behalf of clothing boutique franchisor in franchise dispute.

Represented life sciences company in declaratory judgment action asserting non-infringement and invalidity of asserted patents.

Defended lifestyle brand apparel company in action brought by terminated sales representative agency.

Represented a large technology and manufacturing company in a patent infringement lawsuit before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving six patents and four respondents, resulting in favorable settlements.

Defended manufacturer of routers and switches at trial in Western District of Wisconsin’s “rocket docket” and successfully limited potential damages by achieving favorable result on marking issue at summary judgment.

Represented router and switch manufacturer in asserting six patents in infringement litigation in District of Massachusetts.

Represented performing rights organization in litigation in Southern District of New York to determine reasonable royalty for copyright use on new media.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law – J.D., 2006
University of Pennsylvania – B.A., cum laude, 2002

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Professional Affiliations
Boston Bar Association
Boston Bar Association Litigation Steering Committee, Membership Coordinator, 2009 – 2011
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Program