Dean Elwell represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government contracting matters. His practice includes guiding clients through complex regulatory issues, internal investigations, and government inquiries. Dean is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council, which publishes BLS Bench Notes, a guide to practice in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Prior to joining McCarter, Dean clerked for the Honorable William G. Young in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He also interned for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable William P. Robinson III in the Rhode Island Supreme Court. In his third year of law school, Dean worked in the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston and as a research assistant to Professor Daniel R. Coquillette, senior editor of Moore’s Federal Practice and Reporter to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Dean was recognized for best brief and top oralist in the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court competition, and his publication in the Boston College Law Review is now required reading in an advanced evidence course.