Foley Hoag Foundation Appoints Madeleine Rodriguez as Executive Director

April 4, 2022

The Trustees of the Foley Hoag Foundation recently announced the appointment of Madeleine Rodriguez as the Foundation’s first Executive Director. A partner in the Litigation Department at Foley Hoag LLP, Rodriguez will manage the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation with the assistance of the Trustees and the Foundation’s Steering Committee.

“We are delighted to promote Madeleine Rodriguez to Executive Director of our Foundation,” said Michael Keating, Foley Hoag partner and Foundation Board of Trustees member. “Maddy’s passion for supporting DE&I efforts and her many contributions to the Foundation over several years make her a perfect fit for this new role. We congratulate her for this well-deserved recognition.”

For more than 40 years, the Foley Hoag Foundation’s mission has been to support programs addressing inequality in its various forms, including racial, ethnic, gender, and wealth disparities in all three of the firm’s U.S. cities including Greater Boston, New York City, and metropolitan Washington, D.C.  Grants are awarded to organizations guided by principles of social justice: access, equity, diversity, participation, and human rights.

The Foundation’s roots trace back to Boston’s landmark school desegregation case in which Foley Hoag successfully represented the plaintiffs pro bono. Using fees awarded to the firm, the partners of Foley Hoag established the Foley Hoag Foundation in 1980.  Since 1981, the Foundation has awarded more than $3,200,000 in grants to over 440 organizations.

“I am very proud of our Foundation for leading the way and placing so much value on combatting inequality. I am thrilled to continue serving the Foundation in this new role,” said Rodriguez.

For nearly a decade, Rodriguez’s practice as a litigator has been built on a strong foundation of state and federal trial experience, with a particular emphasis on complex commercial disputes and international litigation and arbitration. In this capacity she principally represents educational, healthcare, and financial services institutions in civil cases, internal and regulatory investigations, and settlement negotiations. Rodriguez serves as Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Education practice group. She also represents foreign States, State-controlled entities, and multinational corporations in U.S. federal courts and investment treaty disputes before international arbitral tribunals.

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