Foley Hoag Welcomes Former Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General

Kevin Conroy Rejoins the Firm, Will Focus on Regulatory Issues for a Variety of Key Industries

January 10, 2012

Former Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General Kevin Conroy has joined the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP as counsel, returning to the firm where he practiced until 2005.

Kevin will maintain a regulatory and government investigations practice with a primary focus on the health care and energy sectors. He has deep experience with state investigations of all kinds, as well as with state legislative and regulatory matters for the health care and energy sectors. While serving as Deputy Attorney General, Kevin oversaw approximately 200 attorneys and the office’s civil work, including health care, Medicare fraud, energy and telecommunications, insurance, financial services, employment, labor, nonprofit, consumer enforcement, and civil rights. 

At the Attorney General’s Office, Kevin helped direct the Attorney General’s health care activities, including overseeing the for-profit conversions of a number of large hospitals, the review of the activities of a variety of large providers and insurers, and Medicaid fraud investigations. He also helped to lead negotiations with the Commonwealth’s utilities, generators and members of the Patrick Administration regarding renewable development, electricity rate issues, and transmission and generation development.

Kevin also is an accomplished litigator, having argued matters before the state Supreme Judicial Court.

“Kevin has significant experience working at the highest levels of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and his skills in health care, white collar investigations and regulatory matters will add to Foley Hoag’s strong experience in these areas,” said Foley Hoag partner Dean Richlin, who himself served for five years as the First Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth. “We welcome him back to the firm.”

Added Attorney General Martha Coakley: “Kevin was very instrumental in our office’s efforts to address the foreclosure crisis, tackle health care costs, reduce energy rates, and create a fair economic climate for both businesses and employees. Our office benefited greatly from his leadership and ability to bring people together to tackle difficult challenges. We wish him the best in his new role.”

Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office in 2007, Kevin served as chief of staff and general counsel of the New England Council, an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England focused on promoting economic growth. He managed the organization’s daily operations and focused on energy, health and transportation issues. In that capacity, he supervised the Council’s public policy initiatives in health care. 

Kevin intends to maintain his public policy focus at Foley Hoag. 

“Foley Hoag’s strong regulatory experience and depth in health care, energy and other key industries were a great fit for my experience with the Attorney General’s Office,” he said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues here to leverage that strength and provide the high quality of service that clients need to address their business challenges.”

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