Podcast Episode 35: Byron McLain, Partner

16 February 2021 Foley Career Perspectives Blog
Author(s): Alexis P. Robertson Byron J. McLain

This episode of The Path & The Practice features a conversation with Byron McLain. Byron is a partner and trial lawyer in Foley’s Los Angeles office focused on matters related to internal investigations, criminal defense, and complex civil trial litigation. Byron reflects on growing-up in New Orleans, attending Harvard University for college and Harvard Law School. He discusses the six years he spent as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime. He also reflects on his decision to return to private practice and join Foley & Lardner as a partner. Byron also discusses his role as the chair of Foley’s Racial Justice & Equity Pro Bono Practice Group. Finally, Byron provides great advice on the importance of staying open to new opportunities. Listen to the full discussion below.  

Byron's Profile: 

  • Title:  Partner
  • Foley Office:  Los Angeles
  • Practice Area:  Government Defense & Investigations
  • Hometown:  New Orleans, LA
  • College:  Harvard University
  • Law School:  Harvard Law School


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