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Lisa C. Wood '84 joins Foley Hoag LLP

Lisa C. Wood ('84), a respected member of the Boston legal community, today joined the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in the firm's litigation practice. She brings nearly twenty years of experience in complex business litigation, primariliy in the areas of securities fraud, accountant liability, and antitrust law, and has represented a wide range of clients, including several of the Big Four national accounting firms and a number of Fortune 500 public companies. In her practice, she routinely advises clients on reducing the risk of litigation in securities and antitrust compliance matters. The Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004 Guide lists Ms. Wood among the best antitrust lawyers in Massachusetts.

Ms. Wood has also represented clients in trust and estate litigation involving will contests, inter-family disputes, fiduciary duty claims, and guardianships. She often served on a pro bono basis as a guardian ad litem in the Boston Juvenile Court, acting for the court on behalf of children with special educational needs in abuse cases. Earlier in her career, Ms. Wood was involved in special education and students' rights litigation for a number of suburban school systems.

She is active in the bar, as vice chairperson of the American Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Committee and as a member of the Board of Editors of Antitrust, the ABA magazine. She served as a member of a task force in the Antitrust Section of the ABA, which prepared comments to the Competitor Collaboration Guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Ms. Wood recently completed a three-year term as a member of the Executive Committee and Council of the Boston Bar Association. She also writes and lectures frequently on federal securities, professional liability, and antitrust issues.