Ed Boyle is chair of Venable’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group in New York, and co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Defense Group. Ed focuses on litigating difficult disputes among parties to complex investment, financing, and other business transactions. He represents clients in litigation involving earn-out provisions in merger and asset purchase agreements; he also deals with disputes involving hotel management agreements and real estate. In addition, he defends class actions, particularly in advertising and marketing, privacy, and other consumer protection areas. Ed serves clients in the financial services, technology, consumer products, food, retail sales, advertising, media, and entertainment industries.
Ed has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts in New York and throughout the United States. He has also handled numerous arbitrations and mediations, and has served as an expert on New York and U.S. law issues in proceedings abroad.
Prior to joining Venable, Ed served in a federal judicial clerkship, spent seven years as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, two years teaching law school as an adjunct professor, and several years practicing with a commercial and employment litigation boutique, and served as a court-appointed mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ed has served as a mediator in disputes involving employment discrimination, civil rights, and consumer class action claims.