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William J Codinha

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William Codinha has led some of the highest profile governmental investigations conducted in the past 25 years and now defends corporations and individuals in similar investigations. Bill leverages his 30+ years of experience defending individuals and corporations who are the subject of government investigations. He has tried jury trials in all courts in Massachusetts and run several major congressional investigations in Washington, DC. Currently, he focuses on the defense of investigations and cases brought by federal agencies, the United States attorneys' offices and various state attorneys general offices.

Bill has consistently been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of bet-the-company litigation and white collar criminal defense; he has been named a Mass. SuperLawyer since 1993; and was named by BTI Consulting group, Inc. as a “client service All-Star” as well as being named one of Boston’s top rated lawyers in the area of white collar criminal defense; he was appointed by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court as Special Counsel to the Mass. Judicial Conduct Commission, as well as receiving an appointment by Governor Deval Patrick as a Commissioner to the Mass. Judicial Nominating Commission. In addition, Bill has taught as an adjunct professor at Harvard Law school.