Robert M. Buchanan is a retired partner and former senior counsel in the Litigation Department of our Boston office. For forty years, he concentrated his practice on matters involving various aspects of antitrust law, trade regulation and legal ethics. 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College

Community Engagement

  • Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • Chair, Boston Bar Associates Antitrust Committee, 1980-1986
  • Former Member, Boston Bar Association Council
  • Ethics Committee-Massachusetts Bar Association, 1986-present
  • Hearing Committee for Massachusetts Board of Overseers, 1980-1987
  • Incorporator, former director and executive committee member, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Moderator, Town of Weston, 1980-2010
  • Town of Weston Finance Committee, 1979-1980 (Chair 1978-1980)
  • Author of over twenty-five articles on antitrust subjects
  • Wrote chapter in Ethical Lawyering: A Practical Guide for Massachusetts Lawyers


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