August 5, 2021

Volume XI, Number 217

Melissa B. Coffey

Melissa Coffey is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is vice chair of the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice. Her practice concentrates on representing companies and individuals in investigations and proceedings involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other regulators. Ms. Coffey also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations.

Ms. Coffey has experience with False Claims Act qui tam (whistleblower) investigations and litigation, representation of public companies and their officers, directors and employees in SEC enforcement matters, representation of accounting firms in PCAOB enforcement matters, and internal and government investigations and related litigation, all involving a variety of alleged wrongdoing. She also has diverse experience with complex civil litigation. Ms. Coffey has represented individuals and private and public companies in the accounting, retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, medical supplies, automotive and high technology industries, among others.

She also has experience in facilitating efficient review of large volumes of electronic data, including through predictive coding, in connection with internal and government investigations. She is a member of the firm’s e-Discovery committee.

Practice areas 

  • Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • eDiscovery
  • Data management
  • Government Enforcement
  • Government investigations 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Melissa B. Coffey