Beth Boland is chair of the Foley'& Larner's Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice and vice chair of the Litigation Department. She represents clients in shareholder suits, SEC and Attorney General investigations, and consumer class actions. Recently named one of the most “influential” attorneys in the Commonwealth by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Ms. Boland regularly represents corporations and institutional investors in connection with insider trading issues, Ponzi schemes, accounting fraud, corporate control issues, and derivative actions. Ms. Boland also defends some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and retailers in connection with class action litigation and multi-agency enforcement actions involving privacy, fraudulent sales practices, and other statutory violations. Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Boland was a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she was in the firm’s Securities Litigation practice in Boston. Earlier in her career, Ms. Boland served as a clerk to the Honorable Milton Pollack in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York while he was assigned to the Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken insider trading litigations. Ms. Boland earned her J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School (1988) where she was articles editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum and a Daniel Yee Merit Scholar. She received her B.A. from The University of Chicago (with honors, 1985) where she was a Rhodes Scholarship State Finalist and elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.