Valérie Imparato is an associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Product Liability practice group. Clients rely on Valérie’s wide-ranging experience in a variety of areas, including employment law, product liability, securities investigations, and international arbitration and litigation. Clients appreciate Valérie’s experience in all stages of litigation, including fact gathering, conducting witness interviews, and drafting briefs and witness statements.
Valérie speaks five languages and has extensive experience doing legal work in French, Spanish, and English. Valérie is proud to be able to bring her language skills to bear in her pro bono representation. She uses her knowledge of French and Haitian Creole to represent indigent clients from Haiti and her Spanish language skills to represent indigent children from South America, often seeking asylum in the United States due to perilous conditions in their home countries.
Prior to joining Nutter, Valérie was an associate at an international law firm in New York, where she represented governments in international commercial litigations and defended large companies in international arbitrations. During law school, she served as social chair of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and as a member of Harvard Defenders, a group focusing on pro bono defense work. She was also a member of the Harvard Negotiation Workshop, where she learned essential trial advocacy skills, as well as the International Human Rights Clinic, where she researched and published several papers regarding human rights abuses in Egypt and Ivory Coast. Prior to law school, she interned in the Latin America Department of the International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that secures justice for various forms of violent oppression.
In addition to practicing law, Valérie began painting during law school and has exhibited her work in various Boston locations, from small cafés to the Museum of Fine Arts.
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Harvard Law School, J.D.
New York University, B.A., cum laude
- New York
Valérie co-authored an article on products liability in the digital age in Inside Counsel. The article noted that although products liability laws are slightly different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, new legal questions are beginning to arise with the advent of additive manufacturing.
Valérie speaks five languages and has extensive experience doing legal work in French, Spanish, and English. In her pro bono representation, Valérie uses her knowledge of French and Haitian Creole to represent indigent clients from Haiti and her Spanish language skills to represent indigent children from South America, often seeking asylum in the United States due to perilous conditions in their home countries.