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Kevin Conroy

Partner; Co-Chair

Foley Hoag LLP; Cannabis Practice Group

Kevin Conroy is a partner in Foley Hoag’s Administrative Law Department, with a primary focus on state regulatory matters and government investigations. He co-chairs the firm’s Cannabis and State Attorney General groups.

Kevin has considerable experience developing proactive strategies to guide clients through every aspect of a state’s regulatory process, including attorney general investigations, cannabis and gaming licensing and administrative hearings. He has advised many large companies in matters before state Attorney General’s Offices, cannabis regulatory bodies and public utility commissions.

Kevin knows firsthand how government investigations work, and has helped companies find workable solutions within highly scrutinized industries. His work with DraftKings led to first-in-the-nation regulations around fantasy sports, ultimately avoiding an outright ban in Massachusetts and providing a roadmap forward for many other states. Kevin represents a variety of cannabis investors and operators regarding state licensing matters including approvals to open and changes in ownership.

Kevin previously served as the Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General assisting in the overall management of the Attorney General’s Office and supervising nearly all civil matters in the office including employment, labor, non-profit, consumer enforcement, insurance, financial services, civil rights, health care and energy. Before this appointment, he served as the Chief of the Attorney General’s Business and Labor Bureau, overseeing divisions including Business, Technology and Economic Development, Energy, Fair Labor, Medicaid Fraud and Non-Profit/Public Charities.

Kevin began his legal career at Foley Hoag before joining the New England Council as General Counsel in 2005. He returned to the firm in 2012.