New Foley Hoag Blog “State AG Insights” to Focus on Issues Ranging from Consumer Protection to Energy to Data Privacy

Blog’s authors draw from experience at highest levels of Mass. Attorney General’s Office to provide valuable insight

July 7, 2015

Foley Hoag LLP recently launched a new blog focusing on attorney general investigations. Titled “State AG Insights,” it is authored by a team of lawyers with decades of experience in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.

The blog debuted on July 2, 2015 and appears at Its content will analyze attorney general enforcement actions and policy decisions on a wide range of topics, such as consumer protection; unfair trade practices; false advertising; public charities; false claims; healthcare and securities fraud; energy; data privacy; and wage and hour standards.

Primary writers will include Foley Hoag lawyers who previously served in various roles with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office and are members of the firm’s State Attorney General Investigation Practice. They are:

  • Martha Coakley – counsel and former Massachusetts Attorney General. Her practice includes healthcare, energy, litigation, white collar crime, and data privacy and security.
  • Kevin Conroy – partner and former deputy Attorney General. His practice includes energy, litigation and white collar crime, as well as nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, advertising and marketing, labor and employment.
  • Dean Richlin – partner and former first assistant Attorney General. His practice includes energy, litigation, privacy and data security, white collar crime and government investigations.

Given their extensive history with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Coakley, Conroy and Richlin possess a rare level of knowledge and experience for explaining and interpreting an AG's actions. The blog will provide them with an outlet to share their insights as a service to legal and business communities.

Also contributing to the blog are associates Jeremy Meisinger and Daniel Procaccini. Meisinger’s practice focuses on environmental compliance, environmental litigation, privacy and data security. Procaccini’s practice focuses on business and commercial disputes, litigation, white collar crime and government investigations.

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