Foley Hoag Named a 2018 Regional Powerhouse by Law360

Foley Hoag LLP was named a Regional Powerhouse by Law360. The accolade is awarded to law firms handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles that make a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level. This is the first time Law360 has recognized firms in Massachusetts and Foley Hoag placed among four winners in the region. The full feature can be viewed here

“We are honored to be named a Regional Powerhouse by Law360,” said Kenneth Leonetti, partner and co-managing partner of Foley Hoag LLP. “Our talented team of lawyers has had the opportunity to work on a number of significant and cutting-edge matters over the past year serving clients who fuel the engine of the Commonwealth. It is very rewarding to see our efforts and results recognized.” 

The U.S. Regional Powerhouses series honors leading firms in multiple states based on their significant recent accomplishments in the region. The recognition reflects the top-level litigation, transactional, and other legal work performed for clients including:

  • Representing Vineyard Wind LLC in connection with permitting and submitting its winning bid in Massachusetts’ 83C procurement to develop an 800MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Vineyard’s selection puts the company on track to build Massachusetts’ first utility-scale, offshore wind energy project. The New Bedford, MA-based company was chosen over two other bidders to construct an offshore wind farm located 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard that will generate 800 megawatts (MW) of energy, enough to power 400,000 homes. 
  • Representing Inovalon Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: INOV) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of ABILITY Network; Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) in its $800 million acquisition of Crane & Co.; AurKa Pharma, Inc. in its up to $575 million sale to Eli Lilly & Company; Exa Corporation (Nasdaq: EXA) in its $400 million acquisition by Dassault Systèmes; Northern Harvest Sea Farms in its CAD 315 million sale to Marine Harvest (OSE:MHG); Dell Technologies in the $145.8 million sale of its subsidiary Mozy, Inc. to Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARB); Nelson Properties Limited in the sale of Nelson Forests Limited to OneFortyOne Plantations; and the sale of Curriculum Associates, LLC to Berkshire Partners.
  • Advising Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in monetizing a portion of its interest in royalties related to its Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1) intellectual property in a transaction worth more than $130 million that was based on patents the firm prosecuted for DFCI which will provide DFCI with essential funds to support critical cancer research.
  • Serving as special counsel to the City of Worcester and the Worcester Redevelopment Authority on their project to redevelop a large area of downtown Worcester as the new home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

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