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Kerime S. Akoglu

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Education

  • Boston College (JD)
  • New York University (BA, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Languages

  • Turkish

Kerime’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes across a variety of areas, including contract disputes, insurance litigation, and government investigations. Kerime also advises clients regarding compliance with state and federal regulations. 

Kerime also maintains an active pro bono practice, involving bankruptcy, asylum, and other immigration relief. Most recently, she successfully represented a minor fleeing gang violence in Central America in obtaining legal status in the United States and a woman in obtaining a discharge of her debts in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Kerime was awarded the firm’s Richard Mintz Pro Bono Award for her advocacy on behalf of her pro bono clients.

During law school, Kerime served as the editor-in-chief of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review. After her first year of law school, Kerime served as a judicial intern to the Honorable John M. Leventhal in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. During her third year of law school, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Frank J. Bailey in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, and worked as a teaching assistant for the first-year criminal law course.

While at New York University, Kerime worked as an intern at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and a congressional intern at the Office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a multi-national insurance company against bad faith claims brought in federal court by another insurance company.
  • Representing a limited liability company in a complex commercial litigation involving contractual interpretation and fiduciary duties in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Representing the trustees of multiple family trusts in an arbitration involving contractual interpretation and a successful claim for attorneys’ fees.
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in a dispute involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties in federal court, and successfully obtaining a voluntary dismissal of all claims.
  • Representing one of the country’s leading retailers in a class action involving the TCPA.
  • Part of the compliance team representing Myriad Genetics, Inc. in its acquisition of Assurex Health.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts’ Diversity Initiative Task Force