Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is a partner in Foley Hoag's Administrative Law Department. She focuses her practice on government and internal investigations, litigation, and data privacy and security. Martha has substantial experience in civil and criminal litigation in all state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. She has performed extensive grand jury work, and defended clients before federal grand juries and has considerable experience conducting complex investigations.
Clients in Massachusetts and across the country call on Martha to assist them with attorney general individual and multi-state investigations. They also engage her to consult and advise them where attorney general interests and action may or should intersect with their own, whether in anti-trust, consumer protection, healthcare, cyber-digital or labor matters.
Martha has worked successfully with internal teams and outside litigators to help clients navigate issues with attorneys general and staff, given her broad scope of experience as a former civil litigator,district attorney and Massachusetts Attorney General. She was recently retained by the Massachusetts House of Representatives to assist in revising their sexual harassment policy. She served as a team member of an independent investigation of allegations of sexual abuse for an independent school and the school's leaders response to those allegations.More »