Martha Coakley, JD
OF Counsel, Foley Hoag, LLC
Martha Coakley has been a trial attorney for almost four decades. With civil litigation experience at two firms in Boston, twenty years as a prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and service as a Field Attorney for the Department of Justice in the Boston Organized Strike Force, she has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases including high profile cases such as Comm. v. Louise Woodward and Comm. v. Michael McDermott.
As the first female Attorney General of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley served from 2007-2015. Her prior experience includes District Attorney of Middlesex County; Special Attorney, Boston Organized Crime Strike Force; and Resident Fellow, Harvard Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Martha has been a national leader in consumer protection, civil rights, and cyber-crime. NAAG recognized her outstanding accomplishments in 2014 when she received the Kelley-Wyman Award, given annual to the Attorney General who has done the most to achieve NAAG objectives.
Martha graduated from Williams College and the Boston University School of Law. She is Of Counsel in Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department where she focuses on government and internal investigations, litigation, data privacy and security, and healthcare.
She has taught legal writing, trial advocacy, and most recently, “Criminal Law; Civil Order: Policing in the 21st Century” at the Boston University School of Law.