Steve Huggard Named ‘2015 White Collar Crime Trailblazer’ by The National Law Journal
December 21, 2015 - Steve Huggard has been selected by The National Law Journal as a “2015 Trailblazer” in the White Collar Crime special supplement of the publication. Huggard was praised for his innovative legal strategies and considerable experience when assisting corporations and executives with government inquiries or internal investigations.
Huggard represented the former president of medical device manufacturer Stryker Biotech in an indicted federal health care fraud case, in which all charges were dismissed. The National Law Journal editors noted that “the battle between the corporation's attorney-client privilege and the individual manager's advice-of-counsel defense played out in the Stryker Biotech trial. The results were pretrial rulings that the individual defendant had a right to present evidence of attorney-client communications and advice over the corporation's privilege objection and severance of the individual defendant from the corporation was warranted based on this conflict.”
Prior to entering private practice, Huggard served as the Chief of the Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, where he oversaw some of the most complex investigations in the office. Huggard was one of the few Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Boston selected to investigate the September 11 attacks.
This is The National Law Journal’s premiere “Trailblazers” list for White Collar Crime lawyers, which recognizes legal professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement in this area of the law.