Ed Boyle is chair of Venable's Commercial Litigation Practice Group in New York and a co-chair of the firm's Class Action Defense Group. Ed focuses on litigating difficult disputes among parties to complex investment, financing, services, licensing, and other business transactions. To cite a few recent examples, he has represented clients in disputes over enforcement of RMBS indemnification agreements, agreements regarding the licensing of an artist's intellectual property rights, earn-out provisions in merger and asset purchase agreements, and rights and obligations under hotel management agreements, financing agreements, and real estate development agreements. Ed has also defended clients in class actions concerning advertising and marketing practices and data privacy issues. He serves clients in the financial services, hotel and hospitality, technology, professional services, consumer products, food, retail sales, digital advertising, art, media, and entertainment industries.
Ed has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts in New York and throughout the United States. He has handled numerous arbitrations and mediations, including a recent arbitration award granting his client real estate rights worth more than $100 million. Ed has served as an expert on New York and U.S. law issues in proceedings abroad. He also serves as a court-appointed mediator in employment, civil rights, and consumer protection cases filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and has successfully mediated settlements in dozens of cases.
After graduating from law school, Ed clerked for the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then spent seven years as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, followed by several years as a partner in a commercial and employment litigation boutique. Ed has taught first-year legal writing and advocacy courses at Fordham University School of Law.