They're all up to you.
From your first day as a Summer Associate, to the day as a Partner that you decide to expand your practice into a new and developing field of law, you will have the ability to make choices. Our Summer Program participants are never bound by a rigid work assignment or rotation system; rather, from day one, they select their own assignments from across the firm. Some choose to experience one practice, some several, and many leave with a new-found interest in an area of practice they had never considered.
The choices that Foley Hoag lawyers have made stretch as far as the imagination can go, whether down the street or halfway across the world. Case in point:
- Foley Hoag secured a win for client Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on a Challenge to Inventorship of groundbreaking cancer Immunotherapy patents. On May 17, 2019, the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, citing that Dana-Farber scientist Gordon Freeman, PhD and another scientist, Clive Wood, PhD, are co-inventors on a series of cancer immunotherapy patents previously issued to a Japanese researcher and Japanese drug company. The ruling directs that the patents be corrected to name Freeman and Wood as inventors. The decision will enable Dana-Farber to license the technology to additional companies seeking to develop PD-1 and PD-L1 antibody therapeutics for a wide range of cancers.
- Foley Hoag secured a victory for Uruguay and a dismissal of Claims by Italba Corporation. Under counsel of the firm, Uruguay has again defeated a claim by a foreign investor in arbitration proceedings before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C.
- Foley Hoag obtained a victory for Tanzania, in opposing enforcement of $120M foreign judgment. The case was initiated in February 2018 by the widow and children of the late Devram Valambhia, who sought recognition of a money judgment obtained in Tanzanian courts. On March 31, 2019 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the motion to dismiss that Foley Hoag brought on behalf of its client, the United Republic of Tanzania, in Valambhia, et al. v United Republic of Tanzania, et al. (No. 18-cv-370 (TSC)).
The choice is yours. So read through our site, visit with our lawyers and better yet, if you know any of our clients, talk to them. We look forward to the dialogue.