Five Lawyers Promoted to Foley Hoag Partnership

January 2, 2014

Foley Hoag LLP has promoted five lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1.

The new partners add depth to Foley Hoag’s market-leading practices in energy and clean technology, corporate law, government investigations, international litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property litigation.

"These individuals strengthen the firm’s core practices, as well as our ability to provide superior client service," said Foley Hoag co-managing partner Adam Kahn. "We are very pleased to welcome such accomplished lawyers to our partnership." 

The new partners are:

  • Mark A. Barnett. As Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Energy & Cleantech Industry Group, Mr. Barnett has a business law practice with a special focus on energy and clean technology companies and projects. He works closely with innovative clients developing technologies and business approaches to solving energy and clean technology challenges, advising these emerging and high growth companies in all aspects of strategic development, financings and acquisitions, intellectual property and industry-specific regulatory and policy matters. Mr. Barnett has also helped spearhead the firm’s project finance practice with a particular focus on solar energy project development and finance, working with a broad range of developers, project sponsors and investors in the dynamic and growing sector.

  • Eric D. Belsley. Dr. Belsley counsels private equity, venture and other private investment funds on their formation, structuring and governance, and represents portfolio companies and angel, venture capital and private equity investors in structuring financing transactions, acquisitions and exits. He advises private companies on their financing, governance and growth. Dr. Belsley’s corporate work also includes guidance to public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions; complying with filing and other SEC requirements; the use of limited liability companies and other tax flow-through vehicles; and general corporate matters.

  • Kevin C. Conroy. Mr. Conroy maintains a regulatory and government investigations practice. He has considerable experience with state investigations concerning false claims, consumer protection and wage and hour issues. Mr. Conroy also has significant experience with the Massachusetts Gaming Act and its regulations and advises potential gaming applicants regarding the activities of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Mr. Conroy previously served as the Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General, assisting Attorney General Martha Coakley in the overall management of the Attorney General’s Office and supervising nearly all civil matters in the office including employment, labor, non-profit, consumer enforcement, insurance, financial services, civil rights, health care and energy.

  • Luis A. Parada. Mr. Parada is a member of the firm's International Litigation and Arbitration Practice. He advises and represents sovereign States in disputes under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, investment laws, and concession contracts in international arbitration proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Mr. Parada’s practice also includes providing legal advice to sovereign States in boundary and territorial sovereignty disputes.

  • Marco J. Quina. Mr. Quina represents clients in commercial litigation with a focus on intellectual property, patent, inventorship, trade secret, and antitrust disputes. His practice has involved a range of technology, including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment. Mr. Quina has extensive experience in managing and trying cases involving complex electronic discovery. He has litigated cases in both federal and state courts as well as the International Trade Commission, and has represented clients in both jury and bench trials.

In addition to these five promotions, Foley Hoag recently announced the arrival of three new partners in its Paris office: Carine Le Roy-Gleizes, Frédéric Scanvic and Corentin Chevallier, who focus on the public and environmental law sectors.

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