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Kenneth A. Sweder 
Boston, Massachusetts
Partner
direct dial  (617) 646-4460
fax (617) 646-4470
email ksweder@sweder-ross.com

Kenneth A. Sweder graduated from New York University School of Law as an Editor of the Law Review. After serving as the Assistant to the President of Brandeis University and Special Counsel of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, he began practicing law in Boston. Since that time he has had wide experience and success in handling a variety of complex business litigation, financial and other litigation matters and advising clients with respect to complex business entities, arrangements and relationships. Ken was the Chairman of the Litigation Department of the Boston office of a major New York firm before Sweder & Ross was established. When Sweder & Ross was founded, the Boston Business Journal did a Profile on Ken describing him as tackling the "City's high-profile cases" as a "business-savvy litigator." Since 2006, Ken has been selected for inclusion in each edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Ken has also played a number of important roles in the legal community. He served as Counsel to the Special Investigation of the MBTA launched by the Commissioner of Commerce and Transportation in the wake of payoff scandals of the MBTA. He was the Founding Chairman of the Business Litigation Committee of the Boston Bar Association.

Ken's many community activities include his service as the Founding Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. He was also the President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Boston and was the recipient of the prestigious Community of Excellence Award presented at a dinner of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies attended by over 650 lawyers and accountants.

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Areas of Practice:
Complex Business, Business Torts and Contract Disputes
Real Estate Disputes
Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
Mergers and Acquisitions Disputes
Executive Employment Disputes
Intellectual Property / Trade Secrets Disputes
Accounting and Legal Malpractice Disputes
Financial Services Disputes
Corporate Governance Disputes
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts and New York
U.S. District, Appeals and Supreme Court
Education:
J.D., New York University School of Law, New York, New York


B.A., Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania


Honors and Awards:
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Presented to Kenneth A. Sweder, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur


Community of Excellence Award, Combined Jewish Philanthropies


Massachusetts Super Lawyer since 2006


Best Lawyers in America since 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Boston (Founding Chairman, Business Litigation Committee), Massachusetts and American Bar Associations


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