The New England Council Appoints Foley Hoag’s Kevin Conroy to Its Board of Directors

Brings experience in healthcare, energy policy to top regional economic organization

October 19, 2012

New England’s largest and most prestigious business organization has named Foley Hoag lawyer Kevin Conroy to its board of directors.

Conroy was voted onto The New England Council’s board during the group’s Sept. 27 meeting along with 10 other new directors. His first meeting as a director will be on Dec. 5. 

The New England Council is an alliance of private and public institutions dedicated to promoting economic growth and quality of life in the region. It advocates for federal policies and conducts research in areas such as education, energy, the environment, healthcare, technology and transportation that benefit New England’s economy.

Conroy is a counsel in Foley Hoag’s Administrative Law Department with extensive experience in the health care and energy industries.

Before coming to Foley Hoag, Conroy was deputy attorney general of Massachusetts. He directed activities such as overseeing the for-profit conversions of a number of large hospitals, reviewing large providers and insurers, and Medicaid fraud investigations. He also helped to lead negotiations between utilities, generators and members of the Patrick Administration on renewable development, electricity rates, and transmission and generation development.

“Kevin’s background in both the legal and state government sectors will no doubt be a tremendous asset to our organization. I look forward to working with him to address the many economic challenges the New England region faces,” said James T. Brett, The New England Council’s president and CEO.

Prior to his tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Conroy was The New England Council’s chief of staff and general counsel. He advocated for the council’s priorities in health care, energy and financial services before the New England congressional delegation and governors.

“The New England Council’s activities have an enormous impact on the region’s economy,” said Adam Kahn, Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner. “Kevin’s knowledge of the council’s operations and his experience in important areas like energy and health care will be a great asset to the council as it advocates for New England’s economic interests.”

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