Ian Coghill focuses his practice on securities litigation, class action defense and complex civil litigation. He primarily represents banks and other financial institutions in securities and consumer class action suits.
Mr. Coghill has experience in all phases of civil litigation. He has taken fact depositions, prepared fact and expert witnesses for depositions, interviewed company witnesses in internal investigations, drafted successful dispositive motions, and coordinated electronic discovery.
Mr. Coghill also maintains a robust pro bono practice. Representative examples include:
- represented an undocumented immigrant client who had been physically abused by her domestic partner in a petition for a U-Visa before the United States Customs and Immigration Service. He successfully obtained a certification of eligibility from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, coordinated with Department of Homeland Security Agents, and submitted a successful petition for employment authorization while the U-Visa petition was pending. His client obtained the U-Visa and was granted lawful status.
- defended a client in a proceeding before the Brockton Housing Authority where the Authority sought to terminate her Section 8 housing benefits. He successfully negotiated a settlement with the Authority in which it agreed to dismiss its termination action.
- advised a direct service nonprofit client on the likely effect of newly enacted beekeeping legislation on the client's rooftop community beehives.
Mr. Coghill left the firm for a year to clerk for the Honorable Mark Wolf on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Coghill attended Northeastern University School of Law where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the law journal and served as a teaching assistant for first-year Civil Procedure, Torts, and Contracts classes.
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JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2012Editor-in-Chief, Northeastern University Law Journal
BA, Psychology, Boston University, 2005summa cum laude College Honors, National Society of Collegiate Scholars