Laura Diss Gradel represents a diverse array of clients facing complex litigation challenges in federal and state courts. She has served as lead defense counsel in numerous lawsuits arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and represented the Boston Red Sox in the first jury trial in Massachusetts regarding a foul ball injury. Laura has broad litigation experience across a variety of industries, including class actions, civil antitrust lawsuits, government-challenged mergers, and intellectual property disputes. Laura has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including written discovery, offensive and defensive deposition preparation, motion practice, mediations, trial preparation, and settlement negotiations.
Laura also maintains a vibrant pro bono practice and engages in community service on behalf of the Firm. She is active in the Firm's Laredo Project, advocating for asylum seekers fleeing violence in their home countries and representing them in immigration proceedings. Laura also teaches appellate practice and trial practice skills to Boston middle school students. While in law school, Laura co-wrote a winning appellate brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an individual in need of representation in her federal immigration appeal.
Laura is an active member of the Boston Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, and the Wellesley College Alumnae Club of Boston.
Laura is the author of "Whether You ‘Like’ It or Not: The Inclusion of Social Media Evidence in Sexual Harassment Cases and How Courts Can Effectively Control It," 54 B.C. L. Rev. 1841 (2013).
- Boston College (J.D. cum laude 2014; Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review); Wellesley College (B.A. in Peace & Justice Studies cum laude 2008)
- Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Law Clerk to Justice James P. Bassett, New Hampshire Supreme Court (2014-2016)