Yoni Bard

Associate - Boston

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2016
  • McGill University, B.A., 2010


English, Spanish, Portuguese

Representative Experience

Investigations and Government Enforcement

  • Defended co-founder of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange in federal criminal action based on alleged Bank Secrecy Act violations.
  • Defended genetic testing company in investigation initiated by OIG, Health & Human Services subpoena concerning potential False Claims Act violations.
  • Defended restaurant owner against federal bribery charges.
  • Conducted internal investigation for digital therapeutics company concerning allegations of potential misrepresentations to investors.
  • Conducted internal investigation for philanthropic organization concerning allegations of misappropriation of funds by employee.
  • Advised investment advisory firm concerning potential violations of Controlled Substances Act and Money Laundering Control Act arising from international cannabis investments.
  • Advised municipalities concerning federal enforcement of immigration laws and compliance with grant conditions.
  • Served as counsel to government-appointed monitor of major international financial institution with responsibilities including investigation and assessment of compliance program.

Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Represented non-profit organization in dispute arising from business email compromise and misdirected payment. 
  • Represented genetic testing company in arbitration concerning allegations of improper billing practices.
  • Represented plaintiffs challenging Massachusetts Governor and Department of Public Health’s ban on medical marijuana vaping products.
  • Represented biotechnology company in federal litigation concerning alleged non-compete violations.
  • Represented medical billing provider in state litigation concerning alleged non-solicitation violations.

Pro Bono

  • Secured release of immigration detainees through habeas corpus litigation and settlement negotiations with Department of Justice.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement agreement on behalf of small business owner in commercial eviction action.

Professional Experience

  • Served as Special Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Guest lectured on federal immigration litigation at Boston College Law School.

Foley Hoag Alerts & Updates


  • Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review


  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Panelist, "How to Navigate a Congressional Investigation," Foley Hoag Webinar (July 2021) 
  • Speaker, “California Dreaming: California Consumer Privacy Act – Compliance Issues for Asset Managers, “  Boston Bar Association, (December 2019)  
  • “Life in the Fast Lane: Cruising Through the CCPA’s Draft Regulations,“ Podcast: Volume Two (November 2019)
  • “Welcome to the Hotel California (Consumer Privacy Act): You can check out any time you’d like, but you may still be liable,“ Podcast: Volume One (August 2019)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit