White Collar Defense & Government Investigations


Blair Rinne is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations group in the Boston office.  As a member of the White Collar group, Blair advises clients on complex internal investigations and represents corporations and individuals in criminal and civil investigations and related litigation.  Blair’s dual law and business degrees provide her with a unique understanding of her clients’ business interests and the impact of litigation.

Prior to joining the White Collar group, Blair was an associate in Brown Rudnick’s Commercial Litigation group for four years.  She handled complex contract disputes and intellectual property matters.  She also represented clients in several zoning appeals and real estate matters in Massachusetts state court.

Blair is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s 2019-2020 Public Interest Leadership Program, a 14-month program that addresses specific public service and community challenges.  She has also maintained an active pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration matters in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (“KIND”).  Blair has also participated in KIND’s Expert Panel alongside other attorneys in the Boston area.

While at Boston College Law School, Blair was a Note Editor for the Journal of Law & Social Justice (formerly the Third World Law Journal).  She was also a teaching assistant for a Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing course, where she taught legal citations to first year law students and supervised the students in oral advocacy exercises.

Prior to law school, Blair worked as a litigation clerk at Finnegan, an intellectual property law firm, where she assisted with a complex patent infringement trial and prepared for numerous depositions.



Boston College Law School – J.D, cum laude, 2014
Boston College, Carroll School of Management – M.B.A., 2014
American University – B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

Bar Admissions

US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Author, “In Water Wheel, the Ninth Circuit Corrects a Limitation on Tribal Court Jurisdiction,” Journal of Law & Social Justice (Spring 2012)
Co-Author, “Not Just a Formality: Late-executed Assignments Affect Substantive Legal Rights,” BNA Insights (Fall 2011)
Professional Affiliations
Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program, Class of 2019 – 2020
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Program, Class of 2016 – 2017
Awards and Honors
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as “Ones to Watch” for Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2021)
Professional Memberships
Boston Bar Association
Women's Bar Association