Foley Hoag Promotes Eight to Partnership

December 6, 2016

Foley Hoag LLP has announced the elevations of Jennifer V. Audeh, Richard G. Baldwin, Jonathan E. Book, Martha Coakley, Erin M. Klein, Creighton K. Page, Tafadzwa Pasipanodya and Karen Tepichin to partnership status at the firm, effective January 1, 2017.

"Our newly-elected partners exemplify the dedication to client service and legal excellence that the firm strives for," said Foley Hoag co-managing partner Kenneth Leonetti. "We are very pleased to welcome these outstanding lawyers to our partnership."

  • Jennifer V. Audeh. Audeh focuses her practice on corporate finance, small business investment companies and securities law. She advises clients on corporate and transactional matters including representing buyers and targets in mergers and acquisitions; borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured debt financings; companies and investors in private equity and venture capital financings; and private equity funds in connection with fund formation and general advice.
  • Richard G. Baldwin. Baldwin focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, products liability, and international litigation and arbitration. In his commercial practice, he represents clients in all manner of disputes, including intra-company disputes, and disputes over the enforcement of non-compete agreements and protection of confidential information. Baldwin also represents foreign sovereign clients in U.S. litigation.
  • Jonathan E. Book. Book maintains a broad transactional commercial real estate practice. He helps corporate, non-profit and public entity clients achieve their objectives by advising them on the leasing, acquisition, sale and financing of properties, and on related construction, title and zoning matters. Book assists clients in the firm’s Renewable Energy and Life Science practices, and also represents banks and other institutional lenders in real estate and asset-based financing transactions.
  • Erin M. Klein. Klein advises public and privately held companies on a wide variety of transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic business transactions. She assists clients with corporate formation, angel and venture capital financing, commercial transactions and corporate governance. Klein also advises public companies on compliance with U.S. federal securities laws, including periodic reporting, proxy solicitations, tender offers and shareholder communications.
  • Creighton K. Page. Page focuses his practice on complex business and financial litigation, with an emphasis on defense of professional liability claims against Big Four and other national accounting firms and representing policyholders in insurance recovery litigation. He also represents business clients involved in investment-related disputes, government investigations, bankruptcy litigation, product liability actions and other complex torts and contract disputes.
  • Tafadzwa Pasipanodya. Pasipanodya represents sovereign States in contentious and advisory matters concerning international law. She has represented States in investor-state arbitrations concerning mineral resources and the environment. Pasipanodya has also advised States in disputes concerning territorial and maritime claims, as well as human and environmental rights, before the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea tribunals, and other fora.
  • Karen Tepichin. Tepichin represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies in strategic intellectual property transactions. She has considerable knowledge in licensing and collaboration arrangements, option agreements, material transfers, manufacturing and supply agreements, distribution agreements and clinical trial outsourcing relationships, and regularly assists clients in structuring and managing multiple partnerships involving platform technologies. Tepichin also assists life sciences clients in drafting and negotiating agreements involving mergers, equity purchases, tender offers and asset acquisitions and sales.

In addition to these promotions, former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has been named partner. Coakley, who joined the firm in 2015 as Of Counsel, focuses her practice on State government and internal investigations, litigation, and data privacy and security. She has substantial experience in civil and criminal litigation in all state and Federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. She frequently advises new and legacy companies on local and national attorney general issues.

About Foley Hoag LLP

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