Stephen G. Huggard

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Huggard Law LLC
Stephen G. Huggard
Huggard Law LLC

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 2004

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2023

Huggard Law LLC

101 Arch St
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110 Visit website


Founder of the Massachusetts-based boutique law firm Huggard Law LLC, Stephen G. Huggard is an attorney licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. He primarily focuses on white collar criminal defense and also takes on other matters such as commercial litigation, compliance and internal investigations. 

A former student of the University of Virginia, Mr. Huggard graduated with distinction with a bachelor's degree in international relations in 1980. Later, he joined the Georgetown University Law Center and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1983. 

Prior to establishing his law firm, Mr. Huggard held various positions in multiple departments and companies. He served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division for more than 17 years. He also has experience serving as the Chief of the Public Corruption & Special Prosecution Unit and the Economic Crimes Unit at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. Later in 2005, he became a partner at one of the leading law firms based out of Boston. 

With almost four decades of legal experience, Mr. Huggard represents both individuals and businesses alike before the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Moreover, at times, he has conducted many training sessions for publicly traded companies on matters related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has taken on several complex cases and internal investigations, including being one of the core members of the team investigating the September 11 attack. 

In addition to maintaining an active legal practice, Mr. Huggard has authored and co-authored numerous articles. For his innovative legal strategies and immense legal experience, he was named the "White Collar Crime Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal in 2015. He has been a frequent guest lecturer at seminars sponsored by Harvard Law School, Suffolk University Law School, the American Bar Association, Boston University School of Law and the Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center. 

Mr. Huggard also holds memberships in the American Bar Association and the Criminal Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. Furthermore, he was on the board of directors of the Boston Partners in Education, a nonprofit organization that nurtures the growth of students in the public schools of Boston.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation

Focus areas

White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1983, Washington DC

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Panel, Panelist, Boston Bar Association White Collar Crime Conference, Jan 2018
  • Huggard Sees U.K. Anti-Bribery Act as 'Aggressive', Speaker, Bloomberg Podcast, Oct 2010
  • Client Advisory: IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Bank Accounts, Co-Author, Feb 2011
  • Where Do We Go From U.S. Bank v. Ibanez?, Author, Law360, Feb 2011
  • Where Does His Co-Defendent's Plea Deal Leave Sal DiMasi?, Speaker, The Emily Rooney Show - WGBH, Mar 2011
  • Client Advisory: Recent Government Enforcement Actions Regarding the Iranian Embargo Highlights the Hidden Risks of International Trade, Co-Author, Mar 2011
  • Is the Year for an SEC Crackdown on FCPA 'Gatekeepers?', Author, Bloomberg News, Mar 2011
  • Securities Enforcement: What's Up at the SEC - Whistleblowing, Insider Trading, and the FCPA, Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Apr 2011
  • Is the DOJ Violating Cooperators' Rights?, Co-Author, Law360, Apr 2011
  • Commercial Litigation Review, Co-Author, Jun 2011
  • Client Advisory: Reminder - United Nations Officials are "Foreign Officials" Under the FCPA, Author, Jul 2011
  • Gatekeeper Liability Comes to Ireland, Author, Law360, Sep 2011
  • Navigating the SEC's New Whistleblower Bounty Rules, Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Oct 2011
  • Anatomy of a Health Care Fraud Case: Lessons from Stryker, Author, Boston Bar Association CLE Program, Apr 2012
  • Do I Need a Lawyer? If You Have to Ask, You Probably Do, Co-Author, Computer Magazine, May 2012
  • Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Document Retention Policy is A Must, Author, Jul 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: Attention Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Executives - Ignorance is Not Bliss, Co-Author, Oct 2012
  • Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: The Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission Publish Long-Awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Guidance, Co-Author, Nov 2012
  • Off-Label Promotion is Not a Crime, Co-Author, Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, Jan 2013
  • Paying Bribes Abroad Will Get You in Hot Water in the U.S., Co-Author, Computer Magazine, 2013
  • Internal Investigations Done Right Obtaining a Non-Prosecution Agreement and Other Ways to Protect Shareholders, Panelist, Boston Bar Association, Apr 2013
  • Collateral Consequences for Bribery: When Can Ethical Competitors Initiate Suit in U.S. and U.K.?, Panelist, FCPA Report, May 2013
  • Canada's Anti-Corruption Efforts Increase Risk for Cos., Co-Author, Law360, Oct 2013
  • 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
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Co-Author, Jan 2014
  • Internal Investigations Guidance Note, Co-Author, Jan 2014
  • The Clause that Binds: Noncompetition Provisions & Antitrust Concerns, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel, Sep 2014
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance and Disputes: Practical Insight and Considerations, Speaker, Dec 2015
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Speaker, AF&PA General Counsels Resource Committee Meeting, Mar 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • District of Columbia, 1983
Educational Background:
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1980
  • Selected by The National Law Journal as a “2015 Trailblazer”, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Office location for Stephen G. Huggard

101 Arch St
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-875-2622


14 Years Super Lawyers
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