PRACTICES

Litigation & Investigations

Our litigators represent clients in trials and appeals at the federal and state level, in arbitration panels of all kinds, and in administrative tribunals throughout the world.


Accountants & Professional Liability Defense Page
We are a top national law firm for major accounting firms that end up in disputes with clients, investors, lenders or regulatory authorities. Our team regularly represent audit, tax, consulting, and transaction service professionals in a wide array of litigation, arbitration, administrative and government matters.
Africa Page
We have a large and longstanding practice of representing African States in international disputes, having served as counsel to more than 20 States over the past two decades.
Appellate Page
Our team is composed of appellate advocates who have represented hundreds of clients in federal and state appellate courts nationwide. Our experience includes appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals and the highest and intermediate appellate courts of many states.
Business & Commercial Disputes Page
Our litigators draw on a diverse interdisciplinary practice that allows us to attack complex commercial cases from all angles. While we seek to resolve cases before trial consistent with our clients’ goals, we understand that the best way to achieve favorable results at the bargaining table is to be prepared from day one to take a case to trial.
Closely Held Business & Shareholder Disputes Page
Even the best-run companies are not immune from disputes amongst partners and shareholders. When disputes arise, companies turn to Foley Hoag to understand their business and represent their interests efficiently and zealously.
Commercial Class Action Page
When class actions arise, your company can rely on Foley Hoag’s Class Action Practice to draw on its deep bench and extensive experience across a broad range of subject matters and in courts across the country.
Environmental Litigation Page
Even the most diligent and conscientious company can end up as the target of an environmental complaint. Our environmental lawyers have built an impressive record resolving environmental disputes at the negotiating table and in the courtroom without hampering our clients’ business operations.
Healthcare Litigation Page
We offer in-depth counsel of litigation, regulatory and investigatory matters, coverage, reimbursement, liability control and risk management issues facing clients in the healthcare industry.
Insurance Recovery Page
Our insurance recovery lawyers represent policyholders in property/casualty insurance recovery disputes, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients under commercial general liability, umbrella and excess liability, employment practices liability, professional liability, and directors’ and officers’ liability policies.
Intellectual Property Litigation Page
We work with clients to develop a comprehensive, global intellectual property strategy aimed at providing maximum competitive advantages for their companies.
International & United States Commercial Arbitration Page
Our commercial arbitration practice represents clients both in the U.S. and internationally, including States, State-owned and private entities, individuals and not-for-profit institutions in a wide variety of contractual disputes, including those involving construction, agribusiness, intellectual property and conventional and renewable energy.
International Court of Justice Page
We regularly represent Sovereign States in litigation before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
International Litigation & Arbitration Page
We have one of the world’s most respected and experienced groups of lawyers practicing international law who possess unique experience in handling complex state-to-state disputes and investor-state arbitration.
International Trade & National Security Page
International trade regulations directly or indirectly affect a large number of businesses. Our team offers informed, risk-based and practical regulatory advice to help clients avoid compliance missteps and address those that may have already occurred.
Investor-State Arbitration Page
Our highly experienced litigation team represents Sovereign States and their instrumentalities in Investor-State disputes in all of the world’s principal arbitral fora.
Labor & Employment Page
We offer decades of experience helping companies manage their workplace legal issues.
Latin America Page
We are a leading defender of Latin American States and State-owned entities in State-State disputes, Investment Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration, and in litigation before U.S. and French courts.
Maritime & Land Boundary Disputes Page
Our lawyers have served as legal counsel in more maritime boundary cases before international courts and arbitral tribunals than any other law firm in the world.
Product Liability & Complex Tort Page
We are ready to protect your investment in product development by taking an individualized approach to each case in each industry, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, industrial products and consumer products, creating strategies to help you reach your cost and result goals.
Public International Law Page
Our attorneys regularly represent sovereign clients in public international law disputes.
Securities Litigation Page
Corporations, officers and directors are under constant scrutiny by state and federal regulators, and by plaintiffs’ lawyers. Navigating the securities litigation maze of laws, regulations and claims demands both specialized expertise in securities law and the highest level of litigation skill. Our attorneys have the experience to resolve issues with effective pragmatism. 
State Attorney General Investigations Page
State attorneys general have deep resources and far reach that can change the way a company conducts business. Our lawyers have the experience, insight and skill to guide your business through the considerable challenges of an AG investigation or enforcement action.
United Nations Page
Recognized around the world for its expertise in Public International Law and representation of sovereign States, Foley Hoag has a Special Practice Group dedicated to serving States and their Permanent Missions to the United Nations.
White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Page
We provide highly effective counsel to individuals and companies caught up in government investigations, accused of criminal wrongdoing, or the victims of it.