Robert C. Boutwell


Mr. Boutwell concentrates his practice in the representation of clients in complex civil litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, white-collar criminal matters, and government investigations. Mr. Boutwell represents clients in a wide variety of business disputes, frequently involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unfair business practices. Mr. Boutwell also represents corporations and individuals in white collar matters, including investigations by the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.



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Education And Distinctions

  • The University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.; Recipient of The Virginia Trial Lawyers' Association Trial Advocacy Award; Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Politics
  • Harvard University, B.A., Government
  • Named a Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers® in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

More About Robert C. Boutwell

Mr. Boutwell joined FITCH in 2013 after spending the previous three years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York City. While at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Mr. Boutwell was a litigation associate involved in several large white collar investigations and class action litigation.

Mr. Boutwell maintains an active litigation practice. He has drafted and argued numerous motions in state and federal court, including successfully arguing a motion in limine to exclude $8.9 million in alleged lost profits or investment damages in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has successfully represented FITCH's banking clients in courts throughout Massachusetts.

Mr. Boutwell is actively involved in the University of Virginia School of Law community. Since graduation, Mr. Boutwell has served as Class Gift Vice Chair for the Class of 2010 for each year's Annual Giving Campaign.

Since 2014, Mr. Boutwell has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Charles H. Hood Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for children by identifying and providing funding for innovative pediatric research.

Cases of Note

  • Successfully resolved multiple disputes over unpaid introduction fees for global executive search firm.
  • Obtained favorable settlement result over LLC operations.
  • Represented former Chief Risk Officer of hedge fund in connection with litigation arising out of the Madoff Investment Securities fraud.
  • Represented Audit Committee of Board of Directors of Fortune 500 Company in SEC investigation into allegations of accounting fraud.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in putative class action.
  • Represented large university in United States Attorney General Office's investigation into claims of research misconduct.

Professional Activities and Associations

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Charles H. Hood Foundation
  • Admitted to the Massachusetts and New York state bars, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | 2020
  • Preeminent AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability