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  • Federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice for 17 years 

  • Partner with an AmLaw 100 law firm for 14 years

  • Representation of businesses and individuals in criminal and complex civil litigation, with a focus on white collar criminal defense

  • Experience at conducting complex internal investigations, both in the United States and overseas

  • He regularly represents clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice

Steve Huggard, a recognized leader in the field of white collar criminal defense, founded Huggard Law LLC. His experience includes:

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Recognized as a leader in white collar criminal defense

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Quoted as an expert by numerous news outlets

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Published industry leader and engaged expert panelist

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White Collar Crime Trailblazer

Steve Huggard was selected by The National Law Journal as a “2015 Trailblazer”.

He was praised for his innovative legal strategies and considerable experience when assisting corporations and executives with government inquiries or internal investigations.


The Best Lawyers in America

Steve Huggard has been consistently selected to the annual list of "The Best Lawyers in America", specifically in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense

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Canned Compliance

Wall Street Journal


Potential Civil Charges Against Zimmerman Could Take Months



Whitey Bulger Faces Long Odds in Appeal Based on Immunity Claim

Boston Herald


Judge's Rejection of Bulger's Planned Immunity Defense

National Law Journal


Debate Over Prosecutorial Overrech

National Law Journal


Avoiding a Deficiency Letter Citation



Implications of US Seeking Death Penalty for Accused Boston Bomber

Boston Globe


US Supreme Court's DNA Ruling

Lawyers USA


Boston Marathon Bombing Case

Multiple Media Outlets


Possible Charges Against New England Compounding Center

Boston Globe


Case Against Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo

Boston Herald


Effects of Government Shutdown

Wall Street Journal


AP Records Seizure

Law 360


Corruption in UK Off-Shore Territories

The Commonwealth Lawyer


Stryker Case Result

Press Release

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  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Panel, Panelist, Boston Bar Association White Collar Crime Conference, Jan 2018

  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Speaker, AF&PA General Counsels Resource Committee Meeting, Mar 2016

  • Anti-Corruption Compliance and Disputes: Practical Insight and Considerations, Speaker, Dec 2015

  • The Clause that Binds: Noncompetition Provisions & Antitrust Concerns, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel, Sep 2014

  • Internal Investigations Guidance Note, Co-Author, Jan 2014

  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Co-Author, Jan 2014

  • Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: China FCPA Case Shows That A Deferred Prosecution Agreement May Not Cap Reputational Risk and Expensive Legal Fees, Co-Author, Nov 2013

  • Canada's Anti-Corruption Efforts Increase Risk for Cos., Co-Author, Law360, Oct 2013

  • Collateral Consequences for Bribery: When Can Ethical Competitors Initiate Suit in U.S. and U.K.?, Panelist, FCPA Report, May 2013

  • Internal Investigations Done Right Obtaining a Non-Prosecution Agreement and Other Ways to Protect Shareholders, Panelist, Boston Bar Association, Apr 2013

  • Paying Bribes Abroad Will Get You in Hot Water in the U.S., Co-Author, Computer Magazine, 2013

  • Off-Label Promotion is Not a Crime, Co-Author, Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, Jan 2013

  • Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: The Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission Publish Long-Awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Guidance, Co-Author, Nov 2012

  • Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Attention Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Executives - Ignorance is Not Bliss, Co-Author, Oct 2012

  • The Sword, a Shield, and Severance: The Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege in White Collar Crime Prosecutions, Co-Author, Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Report, Aug 2012

  • Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Document Retention Policy is A Must, Author, Jul 2012

  • Do I Need a Lawyer? If You Have to Ask, You Probably Do, Co-Author, Computer Magazine, May 2012

  • Anatomy of a Health Care Fraud Case: Lessons from Stryker, Author, Boston Bar Association CLE Program, Apr 2012

  • Navigating the SEC's New Whistleblower Bounty Rules, Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Oct 2011

  • Gatekeeper Liability Comes to Ireland, Author, Law360, Sep 2011

  • Client Advisory: Reminder - United Nations Officials are "Foreign Officials" Under the FCPA, Author, Jul 2011

  • Commercial Litigation Review, Co-Author, Jun 2011

  • Is the DOJ Violating Cooperators' Rights?, Co-Author, Law360, Apr 2011

  • Securities Enforcement: What's Up at the SEC - Whistleblowing, Insider Trading, and the FCPA, Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Apr 2011

  • Is the Year for an SEC Crackdown on FCPA 'Gatekeepers?', Author, Bloomberg News, Mar 2011

  • Client Advisory: Recent Government Enforcement Actions Regarding the Iranian Embargo Highlights the Hidden Risks of International Trade, Co-Author, Mar 2011

  • Where Does His Co-Defendent's Plea Deal Leave Sal DiMasi?, Speaker, The Emily Rooney Show - WGBH, Mar 2011

  • Where Do We Go From U.S. Bank v. Ibanez?, Author, Law360, Feb 2011

  • Client Advisory: IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Bank Accounts, Co-Author, Feb 2011

  • Huggard Sees U.K. Anti-Bribery Act as 'Aggressive', Speaker, Bloomberg Podcast, Oct 2010

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