Foley Hoag provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. We serve a wide range of industries, including biopharma, energy and utilities, financial services, manufacturing, and technology. With 250 lawyers located in Boston, Paris and Washington, D.C., we provide creative solutions and results-oriented advice in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts; corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs; labor and employment; litigation; environmental issues and land use; government strategies; intellectual property; tax, trusts and estates; and white collar and business crimes. For more information, visit

Security and Privacy

Foley Hoag’s Security and Privacy practice provides clients with experienced and effective legal counsel on the security and privacy issues encountered by businesses that often require immediate and discreet solutions. We actively guide our clients through the process of complying with the ever-growing number of state, federal, and international laws governing information security, identity theft, surveillance and other privacy issues. We have decades of experience in investigating, litigating and resolving a wide variety of security incidents, including thefts of confidential information, government investigations, competitive espionage, as well as breaches and leaks involving proprietary data.

Foley Hoag LLP advises clients striving to guard company records, personnel files, customer data, intellectual property and other valuable information assets. The Security and Privacy practice is a comprehensive advisory service for clients that face an expanding universe of security and privacy issues that affect numerous industries, including technology companies, healthcare providers, investment and financial services firms, manufacturing companies, government contractors, insurance companies, and retail businesses.

We draw together experienced counsel from all areas of legal specialty, including litigation, labor and employment, business crimes and government investigations, intellectual property, technology transactions, health care, regulatory compliance and tax. This enables us to provide efficient, cross-disciplinary solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers assist clients with questions on how to legally and ethically investigate abusive email, take down infringing websites, maintain surveillance of company facilities and information systems, and fix breaches of security. We work with clients to ensure the legality and success of existing security policies and protocols and help them develop new programs when necessary. Our lawyers have managed unexpected crises ranging from surprise inspections by government investigators, to obtaining emergency court orders needed to secure stolen company computers from rogue insiders. Above all, we successfully safeguard our clients’ confidential information and manage each matter with the level of attention and discretion companies require from security and privacy professionals.

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Additional Practice Areas: Litigation, Labor & Employment, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Intellectual Property, Technology, Healthcare, Regulatory Compliance and Taxation