Elaine Tassinari

Contact: (617) 939-9756
Law Schools: George Washington University Law School - George Washington University
New England School of Law
Jurisdictions: Massachusetts
1st Circuit
Federal Circuit


About Elaine Tassinari
Experienced attorney advising a federal judge on government and patent appeals, advising corporations and nonprofits. Patent Litigation in Biotechnology. Corporate law experience in 1,000+ attorney global law firms includes multiple cases in SEC & FTC defense for large scale litigation, corporate compliance, foreign exchange, shareholder derivative suits, insurance marketplace; and intellectual property litigation in trademark filing, defense and patent appeals. Patent law specialization is in Biology. International law experience in the Geneva and Vienna Conventions, International Humanitarian Law, the United Nations , Trade Law ( KORUS FTA), Corporate Social Responsibility, Alien Tort Claims, Foreign Sovereign Immunity and the Terrorism exception, International Human Rights Law, International Organizations, and Accountability for Torture. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Consular Services
  • Tax Exempt Organizations (Nonprofit) & Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law Advising
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
1st Circuit
Federal Circuit
Professional Experience
Attorney, Law Office of Joseph P. Drennan
Drafted argument section for U.S. Marines v. Islamic Republic of Iran ( Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing). Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act & Terrorism Exception.
Fellow, International Human Rights; Attorney (pro-bono); Attorney Intern, World Organization for Human Rights USA
Researched & drafted arguments for Yahoo! China case (Corporate Social Responsibility; Alien Tort Statute; Accountability); Charles Emmanuel Taylor case (Accountability for Torture Committed Abroad; Alien Tort Statute). Attorney in Refugee Project & International Justice Project.
Attorney, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp
Drafted argument section for U.S. Supreme Court Petition for Certiorari, Roger C.S. Lin. et al. v. United States. ( Political Question Doctrine; Treaty Interpretation)
Judicial Intern Attorney, Chambers of the Honorable Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Drafted judicial bench memos on patent appeals, government claims appeals, merit system protection board appeals, and vaccine injury appeals.
Attorney, Merchand & Gould
Patent Litigation & Interferences, Biotechnology Practice
Tufts UniversityInternational Relations CertificateInternational Relations & Diplomacy
Honors: 3.9 GPA- Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
George Washington University Law School - George Washington UniversityLL.M.Intellectual Property Law
Honors: Human Rights Award for Outstanding Pro- Bono Service
Details: International Human Rights Law, International Organizations
New England School of LawJ.D.International Law
Honors: Co-Chair Administrative Law
Outstanding Pro bono Service in International Human Rights Law, George Washington University Law School
Professional Associations
, American Red Cross
Activities: International Humanitarian Law Symposium Lead. IHL Symposium Lead. Lecture, Organize & Moderate panels in International Humanitarian Law, Geneva Conventions, Law of Armed Conflict
, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
Activities: Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts & Business Council Greater Boston, Provide legal services & advise artists & musicians
Member, International Law Association, Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Section
, United Nations Association- Greater Boston
Activities: Human Rights Film Series Lecturer. Choose films & design lectures on United Nations Tribunal System, International Human Rights Law & the United Nations
, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (White & Case), International Law Student Association
Activities: Judge, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Judge International Rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. ( White & Case Jessup Cup)
Member, American Bar Association, International Law Section
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Member, Boston Bar Association, International Law Section


Website: Law Offices of Elaine T. Tassinari
Blog: Elaine Tassinari - International & Humanitarian Law


75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: (617) 939-9756
PO Box 824
Winchester, MA 01890
Telephone: (617) 939-9756