Brendan St. Amant

Brendan St. Amant
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Brendan St. Amant has significant experience handling complex commercial litigation, intellectual property and trade secret disputes, and is a key member of the firm’s investigations team.

Brendan represents businesses and individuals in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative proceedings, and at arbitrations and mediations. While he is skilled at navigating disputes through litigation, he understands the value of preventing litigation in the first place, or ending it cost-effectively and efficiently when appropriate through alternate dispute resolution methods.

Brendan provides counsel on contract claims, intellectual property disputes, employer-employee conflicts and other general commercial litigation claims. With regard to internal or external investigations, he defends against actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, OSHA, ethics commissions and other regulatory agencies. He engages directly with investigators and officials, interviews witnesses, interrogates the facts at issue and addresses relevant business and legal risks.

In addition to his litigation practice, Brendan represents business and individuals on a broad array of transactional and operational issues, including the creation of workplace policies and for various contractual and licensing needs.

Brendan is strongly committed to volunteer and pro bono service. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association Business and Commercial Litigation Section and is presently Second Vice President and Trustee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. He also serves on the Standing Committee for the BBA Reentry Education Program for federal probationers at the U.S. District Court. During his career, he served as a Commissioner on the Cambridge, Massachusetts Human Rights Commission and as a Trustee with the East Cambridge Scholarship Fund.

He has also acted as a pro bono advocate in numerous matters.

Brendan has been honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an “Up and Coming” lawyer. In addition to earning a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Brendan has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Brendan was a high school history teacher and a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa.


Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Represented an aerial imagery company pursuing claims for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets against a software sub-contractor.
  • Represented companies contesting public agency release of confidential documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Represented a cloud computing company in an action by its customer alleging unfair and deceptive practices and trade secret misappropriation claims.
  • Represented a trade show business pursuing claims for breach of contract and breach of non-compete agreements against a former executive.

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Represented a large multi-specialty group medical practice in a dispute with a software vendor alleging copyright infringement.
  • Represented a fine goods manufacturer in defense of its trademarks and the pursuit of breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims against former business partners.

Employment Litigation

  • Represented a biotechnology company against allegations of wrongful discharge and state constitutional free speech violations.
  • Represented a food company before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during an accident investigation.



  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School
  • B.A., Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude