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 and has broad litigation experience, including class actions, residential mortgage-backed securities 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. Laura also teaches appellate practice and trial practice skills to Boston middle school students. While in law school, Laura participated in the Federal Appeals Clinic, which provides pro bono legal assistance for individuals in need of representation in their federal immigration appeals. As a member of the clinic, she co-wrote a winning appellate brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Laura is also an active member of 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).
- February 1, 2018
Have Coupon Settlements Reached Their Expiration Date, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
- 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)