Craig Bolton

Partner

Craig Bolton

Partner

New York Office

One World Trade Center
Suite 8500
New York, NY 10007
(212) 220 - 7115
  • Summary

    Craig is an experienced litigator and trusted counselor. A graduate of New York University Law School and a veteran of prestigious national firms, Craig leverages his knowledge and training on behalf of clients big and small in litigations, arbitrations, pre-litigation disputes, and internal investigations. His practice covers a wide variety of conflicts, including general commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, and intellectual property matters. He maintains a special focus on companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. In every representation, he strives to be not just a business partner to his clients but also their champion.

  • Background

    Prior to joining the firm, Craig was a litigator at Pierce Bainbridge LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C. Craig also clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • Representative Matters

    • Lead counsel for a precision healthcare company in business litigation in New York state court.
    • Lead counsel for law firm founder in dispute with her prior law firm in confidential arbitration in New York.
    • Led an internal investigation for a special committee of the board of directors of a medical research company that investigated allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and violations of state employment laws.
    • Represented a biotech company in business litigation and patent infringement actions in New York federal courts. Matters settled favorably after successful motion practice.
    • Represented a trademark holder in trademark infringement cases in federal courts in California and Florida. Both matters settled favorably on eve of trial.
    • Represented a law firm in a breach of contract case in federal district court in Pennsylvania and on appeal. Case was dismissed with prejudice and dismissal was upheld on appeal.
    • Represented a major SaaS company in a consumer class action in Indiana federal court. Matter settled favorably before class certification.
    • Represented a fintech company in a patent infringement and licensing dispute in California federal court. Matter settled favorably.
    • Represented a major technology company in privacy litigation in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior dismissal upheld on appeal.
    • Represented a major technology company in copyright litigation in Florida federal court. Matters settled favorably after successful motion practice.
    • Represented a distributor in a bet-the-company commercial dispute at trial in California federal court and on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Court Admissions

    • Bar of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Publications

  • Organizations

    • New York University Law Alumni Association, Board Member
  • Education

    • J.D., New York University School of Law      
    • B.A., University of California, Davis
  • Honors and Awards

    • Super Lawyers, New York Super Lawyer, 2020, 2021
    • Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Practice Areas

Craig is an experienced litigator and trusted counselor. A graduate of New York University Law School and a veteran of prestigious national firms, Craig leverages his knowledge and training on behalf of clients big and small in litigations, arbitrations, pre-litigation disputes, and internal investigations. His practice covers a wide variety of conflicts, including general commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, and intellectual property matters. He maintains a special focus on companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. In every representation, he strives to be not just a business partner to his clients but also their champion.

Prior to joining the firm, Craig was a litigator at Pierce Bainbridge LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C. Craig also clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • Lead counsel for a precision healthcare company in business litigation in New York state court.
  • Lead counsel for law firm founder in dispute with her prior law firm in confidential arbitration in New York.
  • Led an internal investigation for a special committee of the board of directors of a medical research company that investigated allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and violations of state employment laws.
  • Represented a biotech company in business litigation and patent infringement actions in New York federal courts. Matters settled favorably after successful motion practice.
  • Represented a trademark holder in trademark infringement cases in federal courts in California and Florida. Both matters settled favorably on eve of trial.
  • Represented a law firm in a breach of contract case in federal district court in Pennsylvania and on appeal. Case was dismissed with prejudice and dismissal was upheld on appeal.
  • Represented a major SaaS company in a consumer class action in Indiana federal court. Matter settled favorably before class certification.
  • Represented a fintech company in a patent infringement and licensing dispute in California federal court. Matter settled favorably.
  • Represented a major technology company in privacy litigation in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior dismissal upheld on appeal.
  • Represented a major technology company in copyright litigation in Florida federal court. Matters settled favorably after successful motion practice.
  • Represented a distributor in a bet-the-company commercial dispute at trial in California federal court and on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • New York University Law Alumni Association, Board Member
  • J.D., New York University School of Law      
  • B.A., University of California, Davis
  • Super Lawyers, New York Super Lawyer, 2020, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019