MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Suffolk County

McGrathMarch7BulletinMBA member James C. McGrath has been appointed chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Litigation department.

A partner in the firm’s Boston office and co-chair of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution Counseling and Litigation practice group, McGrath’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling related to franchise and distribution matters, antitrust and trade regulation issues, and complex commercial litigation. For more than 20 years, he has represented clients in a variety of industries, including motor vehicle, transportation, manufacturing, financial services, retail and energy. McGrath has been named a U.S. News/Best Lawyer in the area of Franchise Law since 2010 and was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Franchise Law in 2015.


McGrath is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried cases, argued appeals and appeared before a variety of federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States. He has handled matters involving a variety of issues, with a particular emphasis in the motor vehicle industry. McGrath has also obtained significant victories on issues of first impression before several federal courts of appeal. He regularly counsels clients on a variety of emerging regulatory and legislative issues affecting the transportation industry.

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