Six Lawyers Promoted to Foley Hoag Partnership

January 02, 2013

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

The new partners add depth to Foley Hoag’s market-leading practices in entrepreneurial services, white collar litigationinternational litigation and arbitration, investment management and infrastructure.

"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 talented lawyers to our partnership."

The new partners are:

  • Neil Austin. Mr. Austin's litigation practice is built on a strong foundation of state and federal trial experience, with particular emphasis on securities, intellectual property, and general commercial disputes. He is an active member of the firm’s White Collar Crimes & Government Investigations practice group and, in this capacity, regularly advises clients in connection with investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state attorneys general and other government regulators. Mr. Austin maintains an active trial schedule, having tried, arbitrated and mediated cases for corporate and individual clients on issues ranging from international commercial disputes to alleged business torts.

  • Matthew Eckert. Mr. Eckert’s diverse business law practice focuses on advising start-up and emerging growth clients across the spectrum of development stages on early-stage business matters, commercial transactions, capital-raising and mergers and acquisitions, as well as representing venture funds in their portfolio investments. In addition, he regularly advises public clients on matters of corporate finance, including public and private equity and high-yield debt offerings, buy-side acquisitions, and securities law compliance.

  • Kenneth Figueroa. As an international litigation and arbitration attorney, Mr. Figueroa has substantial experience in international arbitration matters, particularly in Latin America. His practice focuses on investor-State matters, commercial arbitration, and sovereign representation. Mr. Figueroa represents foreign governments and corporate clients before U.S. federal courts and international arbitral tribunals, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

  • Meredith Haviland. Ms. Haviland’s corporate practice focuses on investment advisers, emerging companies and investors. She also regularly assists clients with international business transactions, with a particular expertise on transactions in the Australasia region. Ms. Haviland advises registered investment advisers and hedge fund managers on various matters of regulatory compliance and assists with the formation of both onshore and offshore hedge funds. In addition, she regularly assists non-U.S. investment managers on U.S. regulatory and securities matters. Ms. Haviland also represents investors in venture capital transactions, including initial and follow-on rounds.

  • Daniel Marx. Mr. Marx focuses on white collar criminal matters and regulatory enforcement actions, and has considerable experience with investigations and prosecutions involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, commercial bribery, accounting improprieties, research misconduct, export violations, antitrust violations and conflicts-of-interest. Mr. Marx has represented clients from diverse industries and backgrounds, including the healthcare industry, the financial services industry, public and private companies, and major universities.  He also handles complex civil matters such as equity disputes, securities litigation, product-liability claims, malpractice claims and wrongful death actions.

  • Jeffrey Mullan. Mr. Mullan has more than 25 years of experience working on transportation and redevelopment projects in Massachusetts and New England. He represents clients on a wide range of matters related to real estate, transportation, construction, infrastructure development and redevelopment. Mr. Mullan was an associate and later a partner at Foley Hoag between 1993 and 2007.  In 2007 he joined the administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, serving as the first Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Chair of the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Board of Directors. Mr. Mullan also served as Undersecretary, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of the Executive Office of Transportation and later as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. He returned to the firm in 2011.