Securities and Class Action Litigator Beth Boland Joins Foley in Boston

27 August 2013 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that Beth Boland has joined the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice as a partner in the Boston office.

Boland focuses her practice on complex business litigation and government investigations in such areas as securities, insider trading, consumer and shareholder class actions, privacy, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and attorney general investigations. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including high technology, financial services, manufacturing and retail. Boland also advises corporate boards regarding whistleblower claims, corporate governance issues, and disputes involving executive compensation and strategic business transactions.

“We are thrilled to add a lawyer of Beth’s caliber to our multifaceted team of business litigation attorneys,” said Michael Tuteur, chair of Foley’s Litigation department and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. “She has had impressive success in complex securities litigation and high-profile investigations, and will be of great value to businesses facing multi-agency investigations.”

Boland regularly counsels corporations on derivative actions, shareholder disputes, privacy, and fraudulent sales practice class actions. She has advised many of the nation’s largest retail chains in multi-agency investigations, including attorney general investigations and multiparty class action litigation. Additionally, Boland has successfully litigated difficult cases involving criminal insider trading and other major SEC investigations and disputes. During her career, she has won numerous class actions, including a case with industry-wide ramifications in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

“Beth is a well-respected attorney in the Boston community with a tremendous track record in obtaining favorable results for her clients,” said Susan Pravda, managing partner of Foley’s Boston office. “Our team is excited to work with Beth, who will bolster our litigation capabilities and expand our service to the most sophisticated corporations in the Commonwealth.”

Boland joined Foley from Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she was a partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation practice in Boston. Earlier in her career, Boland served as a clerk to the Honorable Milton Pollack in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has served in leadership roles at many organizations in the Boston community including the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Committee, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Boston Bar Association Task Force on Corporate Governance.

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