Foley Hoag recognizes the importance of understanding its clients’ industries and partnering with them to meet day-to-day challenges and opportunities. The firm’s long-standing focus on high-growth industries enables its lawyers to provide creative but practical solutions for clients in the life sciences, healthcare, technology, energy, clean technology and financial and professional services sectors. To serve companies in these rapidly changing industries, Foley Hoag brings an understanding of its clients’ products and services and related intellectual property value, combined with the insight of political and regulatory issues, unique financial aspects, or environmental concerns affecting their businesses. This multidisciplinary approach draws on the support of lawyers who have been scientists, engineers and researchers and have held senior-level positions in presidential administrations, on Capitol Hill, in regulatory agencies and with industry trade organizations. Particularly important to clients in the life sciences sector, the firm features a full complement of lawyers and professionals in government strategies and FDA/ reimbursement practices. The firm also is an essential partner to technology clients. Its lawyers have a deep understanding of the sector, having been involved in many important industry milestones, including the IPO of the first software company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the largest merger in the software industry.
Foley Hoag’s respected litigation department handles complex and novel dispute resolution matters on a global scale, with prominent experience in the areas of intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, accountants professional liability, business crimes and government investigations and public international law. Foley Hoag lawyers have unique experience handling complex state-to-state disputes, investorstate arbitration and international commercial and construction arbitration. Foley Hoag provides clients with a range of services aimed at resolving disputes, including preventive counseling, pre-litigation investigation, prosecution and defense of claims at the trial level and representation in post-trial and appellate proceedings. In addition to traditional courtroom trials, it represents clients in arbitration proceedings, before administrative tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution settings.
Ideas and designs are as important to corporate success as financial and operational expertise. The firm’s intellectual property department is comprised of professionals, including lawyers, scientists, engineers and others experienced in patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent post grant proceedings, IP due diligence and strategy, licensing and strategic alliances, and trademark, copyright and unfair competition counseling. Together they provide a strategic global approach to managing clients’ intellectual property portfolios.
Foley Hoag’s business department provides strategic advice in a cost-efficient and responsive manner. Members of the group regularly counsel clients in transactions involving initial and follow-on public offerings, secondary offerings, PIPE transactions, private placements and resales of restricted securities, business combinations involving equity, cross-border transactions, proxy and consent solicitations, tender and exchange offers, going private transactions, project finance, fund formations and reorganizations in bankruptcy. Foley Hoag provides its clients with sophisticated guidance on complying with securities regulation matters, including corporate governance, insider trading, public company reporting and disclosure, exchange and NASDAQ rules and equity compensation plans. The firm counsels investment advisers, hedge funds and other private investment funds, including those with alternative asset strategies, in addressing their complex structural, financial, regulatory and compliance issues. Clients include managers forming their first funds and mature investment groups managing billions of dollars in multiple domestic and international strategies.