Kevin Conroy Named Chair of New England Council’s Defense Working Group

May 17, 2012

Kevin Conroy, a lawyer in Foley Hoag LLP’s Administrative Law Department and State Government Strategies Practice, has been named chair of the New England Council’s Defense Working Group.

The working group was established to bring together Council members from throughout New England who have an interest in the future of New England’s military installations to advocate in support of those facilities. To that end, the Council has partnered with the Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force and the Defense Technology Initiative in a regional effort to better position, promote and protect New England’s military bases. The New England Council will work with these partners to bring together public and private sector stakeholders throughout all six New England states to work collaboratively to protect and support New England's military installations and its thriving defense industry.

The Council will also conduct outreach to state-wide business organizations and  local and regional chambers of commerce throughout New England to further build a coalition of business community support for New England’s bases. 

“Supporting and protecting the military bases in Massachusetts and throughout New England is critical to promoting a strong and vibrant economy in the region,” Kevin said. “I look forward to working with the New England Council and its partners on this task force to support the military and the local economies that depend on the presence of our armed forces.”

“Kevin truly understands the critical role that our New England’s military installations play in our region’s economy, and he appreciates the importance of uniting public and private sector stakeholders in all six states to protect our bases,” said James T. Brett, President and CEO of The New England Council. “I am delighted that Kevin has agreed to chair our Defense Working Group and I look forward to working with him in the months ahead.”

Kevin maintains a regulatory and government investigations practice with a primary focus on the health care and energy sectors. He has considerable experience with state investigations concerning false claims and consumer protection issues, as well as state legislative and regulatory matters for the health care and energy sectors.

Before joining Foley Hoag in January 2012, Kevin served as the Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General. In that capacity, he assisted Attorney General Martha Coakley in the overall management of the Attorney General’s Office and supervised nearly all civil matters in the office, including employment, labor, nonprofit, consumer enforcement, insurance, financial services, civil rights, health care and energy. Before this appointment, he served as the Chief of the Attorney General’s Business and Labor Bureau, overseeing divisions including Business, Technology and Economic Development, Fair Labor, Medicaid Fraud and Nonprofit/Public Charities.

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