With more than 20 years of experience, Folkman regularly advises clients on complex business, commercial, and other civil matters, with a special focus on cross-border issues, international judicial assistance, and private international law. He has argued cases at all levels of the Massachusetts courts and in US courts of appeals and appears in federal courts around the country, often in cases seeking evidence in aid of proceedings in foreign tribunals. He is also a member of the national commercial and consumer panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and acts both as neutral and as advocate in domestic arbitrations.
Folkman previously practiced civil litigation at Boston law firms Hill & Barlow and Murphy & King. Prior to joining Rubin and Rudman, he had his own firm, Folkman LLC.
“I have known Ted from ten years of litigation on the same side with him in an international matter in federal court, and he is a first-rate attorney,” said John J. McGivney, Managing Partner at Rubin and Rudman. “Ted is an excellent addition and complement to our veteran team of litigation attorneys, which is co-led by Michael J. Connolly and Michael D. Riseberg,” added McGivney.
“I am excited to bring my practice to Rubin and Rudman, an outstanding firm I’ve known personally and by reputation for many years,” said Folkman. “I’m really proud of what I built over the past three years, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity for growth and for the opportunity to work together with my new colleagues, both litigators, and transactional lawyers when it arose. I look forward to continuing to work in complex civil litigation and arbitration, international judicial assistance, and cross-border disputes.”
Folkman is a 1996 graduate of Princeton University. He earned a master’s degree at Columbia University in 1997, and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2000. While at Harvard, he was an editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He is active in the Boston Bar Association, where he served as a member of the amicus committee. He is the past co-chair of the BBA’s International Law Section and past chair of the Massachusetts Practice and Procedure Committee; and he received its President’s Award in 2016. Folkman was elected to the American Law Institute in 2018.
Folkman is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.