Ms Katherine Perrelli > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
BOSTON, MA 02210-2028
United States
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation; Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes; Labor & Employment


Ms. Perrelli is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing regional, national, and international corporations in the financial services, transportation, manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, and staffing industries. Her commercial practice focuses on trial work and counseling in the areas of trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition and complex commercial disputes, including dealer/franchise disputes, and contract disputes. Her experience spans all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, as well as litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies across the country. On the employment side, Ms. Perrelli’s practice focuses on trial work and counseling regarding executive compensation and employer compliance with the ADA, ADEA, Title VII and all other state and governmental laws affecting employers.


Ms. Perrelli is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies, our SeyfarthLean approach delivers increased value to our clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive demands. Seyfarth’s commitment to delivering legal services in a new way—with an emphasis on value and continuous improvement—has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being “five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm.” Ms. Perrelli has been selected regularly as one of the state’s “Super Lawyers” in a joint survey conducted by the publishers of Law and Politics magazine and Boston magazine, as part of a special publication entitled “The Top Attorneys in the Northeast.”


American Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Boston Bar Associationl; New York Bar Association; Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America


B.A., Skidmore College (1980); J.D., Western New England College School of Law (1984)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP handles complex, multi-jurisdictional trade secrets matters, including some in growing sectors such as technology. A notable feature of the practice is that trade secrets matters are handling by a stand-alone trade secrets and non-competes team, jointly headed by Michael Wexler in Chicago, Robert Milligan in Los Angeles, and Katherine Perrelli in Boston. The trade secrets team has recently handled a number of matters for Stryker Corporation, which involved appeals to the US Supreme Court. Wexler, a former state prosecutor, has extensive experience in state and federal courts, and has acted for a number of household name clients over the past year.