Gregory D. Cote
Associate General Counsel
Gregory D. Cote serves as Associate General Counsel for the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).
Prior to joining DOT, Mr. Cote served as a litigation partner with the law firm McCarter & English LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, he established a diverse practice focusing on civil rights, torts, property and environmental matters, contract disputes, class actions, and constitutional and appellate litigation. He also played an integral role in the successful defense of two separate lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a toll discount program administered by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Between 2009 and 2018, Greg served on the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and, between 2012 and 2018, on the board of BOSTnet, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the development and improvement of after-school and out-of-school educational programs. He grew up primarily in the Burlington, Vermont area, where he earned an A.S. from Champlain College and a B.A. from Trinity College of Vermont. He received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.