Giselle J. Joffre

Partner - Boston

Giselle Joffre
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Giselle Joffre is a partner in Foley Hoag's Litigation Department, specializing in white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, compliance consulting and complex civil litigation. Giselle advises clients in government investigations in the healthcare and financial services industries, including civil investigations arising from violations of the False Claims Act, federal grand jury investigations into alleged corporate fraud and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Giselle was an Assistant U.S. Attorney within the Civil & Criminal Divisions of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston for four years, where she conducted federal grand jury investigations, secured indictments and negotiated plea agreements for various felony charges, including bank fraud, government benefits fraud, identity theft and public corruption. She secured felony convictions after successful jury trials, including convictions for wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, tax fraud and attempted extortion.

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  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2003
  • Harvard University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000



Professional Experience

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Civil & Criminal Divisions, Boston
  • Special Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney's Office


  • Fellow, Orville H. Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School
  • Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
  • Harvard University Detur Prize
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Rising Star


  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Board Director (2017-2018)
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Board Member (2012-2014)
  • "Criminal Lawyering in the New Administration," WLA Public Lawyering Series (March 2017)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit