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Matthew S. Borick

Director - Recruiting Director - Burlington
Matthew Borick

Practice Areas

Education


    University of New Hampshire School of Law
    (J.D., 2003)
    Graduated First-in-Class

    Northwestern University
    (M.A., 1992)

    Dickinson College
    (B.S., summa cum laude, 1991)
    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


    Vermont (2004)

    U.S. District Court, District of Vermont (2004)

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2006)

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (2007)

Memberships


    Vermont Bar Association

    Chittenden County Bar Association

    American Bar Association

    Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association:
    Vermont Young Lawyer Representative

    Defense Research Institute:
    Young Lawyer State and Local Defense Organization Liaison

Practice Focus


Matt Borick represents both organizational and individual clients in a wide variety of litigation and related matters. He focuses in the fields of intellectual property, commercial disputes, computer crimes and cyberlaw, privacy, defense of personal injury and other tort actions, and insurance coverage. Matt also assists clients in matters concerning failed business transactions, breaches of contract, construction defects, trustee process and attachment, subrogation and other topics.

Matt has worked with a diverse range of organizational clients including software companies, contractors, supermarkets, schools, non-profits, day care centers, banks, mortgage companies, insurance companies, product manufacturers, architects, on-line businesses, marketing companies, developers, utilities, health management companies, cable companies, investment managers and petroleum distributors.

Significant Matters


In July 2009, Matt obtained a defendant's verdict for a major New England supermarket in a "trip and fall" negligence case. A woman who fell while exiting the store alleged that she tripped on a rug and injured her knee, head, neck and shoulder and suffered various emotional injuries. The jury delivered a verdict in the supermarket's favor approximately one hour after retiring to deliberate.

Matt obtained summary judgment on behalf of a major insurance carrier in a coverage case involving water damage to a home. A roofing company that had failed to adequately cover a roof contended that the carrier was obligated to defend and indemnify it for the resulting damage. The court found no coverage based on the terms of the insurance policy, as well as information contained in the roofing company's insurance application.

Matt defended a nationally-known mortgage company in a case brought by homeowners claiming that the company had improperly disbursed funds from a construction loan. The court granted summary judgment for the mortgage company.

Matt assisted in the prosecution of a trademark infringement action on behalf of a Burlington-based marketing firm against one of the largest marketing businesses in the world. The case resulted in a confidential settlement on favorable terms to DRM’s client.

Matt supported a local high-tech software firm in a lawsuit against a former employee who had misappropriated trade secrets and begun working for a major international competitor. The former employee had also engaged in copyright infringement and violations of the state and federal computer crime statutes. The litigation resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.

Matt assisted three homeowners in a fraud and environmental litigation matter against a major national bank. The case resulted in a multi-million dollar jury verdict for the homeowners.

Professional Activities


Matt serves as the Defense Research Institute's Young Lawyer State and Local Defense Organization Liaison for Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. In addition, he is the Vermont Vice President of the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association.

Before joining DRM, Matt was an environmental and regulatory consultant for ICF Consulting, Inc., based in the Washington, D.C. area. As a consultant, Matt supported numerous government clients in developing and implementing their regulatory programs. His work focused on clean air regulation, nuclear decommissioning, financial assurance and market-based pollution reduction measures.

While in law school, Matt served as a law clerk to Associate Justice James E. Duggan of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and was a member of his school's National Trial Competition team.

Community Involvement


As a member of the 2007 class of the Leadership Champlain Program sponsored by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Matt worked on a community leadership project related to Governor Jim Douglas’s initiative to establish Vermont as a global center for environmental engineering. Matt is a member of the Board of Directors for South Burlington Youth Baseball & Softball, and he volunteers annually with the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation's Polar Express program.

Publications/Presentations


Publications

Matt is one of the primary authors of DRM's blog, The IP Stone: Deciphering Intellectual Property Law for Business. His posts include:

 

Matt has authored numerous articles and papers including:

History Sniffing: Updates On Current Litigation, Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol. 3, No. 23, November 14, 2011

History Sniffing, Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol. 3, No. 5, March 7, 2011

Increasing Your Stock Value at the Firm: Become an “ECF Guru,” Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association Newsletter, December 2008

A Look at Vermont's Computer Crime Statute, Vermont Bar Journal, Vol. 34, No.2, Summer 2008

Presentations

Social Media and Privacy: Current Topics, Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association seminar/webinar, May 29, 2013

Social Media: Basic Tips to Avoid Risks and Legal Pitfalls, Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business & Industry EXPO, May 24, 2012

Cybercrimes: Practical Tips for Your Business, Downs Rachlin Martin Seminar/Webinar, October 27, 2011

Computer Crime: Notes on Prevention and Mitigation, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, January 20, 2011

Inadvertent Disclosure and Waiver under Rule 502, Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, October 9, 2010

E-Discovery:  Accessibility, Sanctions & Safe Harbor, Vermont Bar Association Annual Meeting, September 24, 2010

Federal Rule 502 and the Preservation of Privilege in the Age of Electronically Stored Information, Vermont Bar Association, December 14, 2009

Deposition Issues, Vermont Bar Association, February 3, 2009
 

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