For Immediate Release - May 15, 2013

AG Coakley Appoints New Business, Technology and Economic Development Division Chief

Timothy Langella Appointed as Division Chief

BOSTON – In a continuing effort to promote economic and technological development in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley has appointed Timothy Langella, an attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience in national and international business disputes as Division Chief of her Business, Technology and Economic Development Division (BTED).  

“We are constantly striving to make Massachusetts a better place to do business.” AG Coakley said. “Tim’s extensive legal knowledge and business expertise make him a natural choice to lead BTED and further our goals.”

Langella, a Southborough resident, is a graduate of Williams College and Boston University School of Law. Langella most recently served as a member at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. where his trial practice focused on the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes, national and international business arbitrations, and an array of other legal claims and business issues. His clients included local and national financial institutions, manufacturers, real estate entities, medical device companies, VC investors and individual investors. During his tenure, Langella obtained awards and settlements for his plaintiff clients ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to $261 million and successfully defended actions involving similar amounts.   

BTED serves as a liaison between the Attorney General’s Office and the business community that promotes better communication, provides information and facilitates an understanding of issues facing businesses in the Commonwealth. Its primary role is to further the Attorney General's efforts to promote economic and technological development in Massachusetts. It also advises the Attorney General from the perspective of the business community as the Office develops policy on matters that may affect business activity and the Commonwealth's economy. BTED provides assistance to businesses in a variety of different areas. Business and industry trade groups are encouraged to reach out and share their perspectives, concerns and recommendations with BTED relative to the impact of state laws and regulations on their businesses, including those laws and regulations specifically promulgated or enforced by the Attorney General.

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