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DAHLIA S. FETOUH

PARTNER

  • J.D., 2001
    New York University School of Law
    (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., 1996
    Political Economy
    Princeton University
  • 2001 to 2002 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter

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Dahlia S Fetouh
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
USA
617.570.1263

Dahlia Fetouh is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Business Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Appellate Litigation Practice. Her practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, including representing public and private companies in connection with contract disputes, business torts and related issues. Ms. Fetouh works on a wide variety of significant civil cases in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level throughout the country. She joined Goodwin Procter in 2002.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Ms. Fetouh conducts complex business litigation for clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to emerging companies in a wide range of disputes. Her work focuses on complex civil and commercial matters including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, negligence, fraud and misrepresentation claims. She also has significant experience with federal securities litigation and investigation matters.

Ms. Fetouh’s recent matters include representing:

  • A leading financial institution in four multi-billion dollar disputes arising from residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
  • An international investment services company in business litigation with pension systems over valuation of complex derivative instruments.
  • A leading mortgage servicing company in a putative multi-district class action concerning home loan modifications, that led to the denial of the plaintiffs’ class certification motion.
  • An energy technology public company in breach of contract and misrepresentation litigation.
  • A nonprofit academic organization in response to subpoenas issued in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • A national, nonprofit land conservation organization in multiple litigation matters, including a significant summary judgment win in federal district court that was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Ms. Fetouh also focuses in the area of appellate litigation. She has briefed appeals before federal appellate courts and authored amicus curiae briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ms. Fetouh is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations.

Her pro bono activities involve representing indigent criminal defendants as well a national, nonprofit land conservation organization. Ms. Fetouh supervises Goodwin Procter’s pro bono project with the Volunteer Lawyers’ “Lawyer for a Day” program in the Boston Housing Court, which provides opportunities for firm lawyers to represent indigent individuals in landlord/tenant disputes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

From March 2005 through October 2005, Ms. Fetouh served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County (MA), where she tried a variety of jury and non-jury misdemeanor and felony cases and argued numerous dispositive and evidentiary motions.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Ms. Fetouh is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Colorado.

RECOGNITION

Ms. Fetouh has repeatedly been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer "Rising Star" by Law & Politics and Boston magazine (2008 – 2012). While attending law school, she was a notes development editor for the New York University Law Review.