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(BOSTON) May 1, 2019 – Brian Devine has joined Locke Lord’s Boston office as a Partner in the Firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group. With deep experience spanning a broad range of industries, he will further strengthen Locke Lord’s litigation practice in the Northeast and across the Firm.
Devine joins Locke Lord from Goodwin Procter LLP, where he was a Partner focusing on securities litigation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement and white collar criminal defense. He represents corporations, officers, directors and other entities and individuals across a wide variety of industries, including mortgage banking, financial services, life sciences, technology and entertainment. His experience includes defending clients facing criminal prosecutions for securities fraud, conspiracy and insider trading, as well as shareholder class actions and derivative suits.
“Brian’s solid work ethic and excellent reputation are extremely impressive, as are the sophistication, depth and breadth of his experience and strong connections,” said Matt McTygue, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Boston office. “He is an outstanding addition to our Boston office who will help expand our litigation capabilities and increase our visibility throughout the Northeast. We are thrilled to welcome Brian to the Firm.”
Devine has represented clients in connection with internal and government investigations, primarily by the SEC and Department of Justice. He has also handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, fraud and intellectual property disputes. In addition to dispute resolution, Devine provides strategic advice, regularly counseling managers and directors on issues like corporate governance, risk assessment, disclosures, contracts, investor relations and media strategy.
“Locke Lord has steadily grown into a recognized White Collar powerhouse,” said Devine. “I’ve had the privilege of working across the table from several of the Firm’s attorneys for a number of years now, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to collaborate alongside them as a member of this very reputable and distinguished team.”
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.