Melida Hodgson has joined Foley Hoag as counsel in the firm’s Washington Office.
Hodgson had previously spent a little over two years in Miller & Chevalier’s Washington office as counsel. Before that, she served as associate general counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative for seven years.
Her move to Foley Hoag was prompted by the firm’s international arbitration practice, which she says is a better fit for her work.
“I wanted to focus my practice on trade policy and investment policy work, and that wasn’t really a priority [at Miller & Chevalier],” Hodgson says. “They have a great tax practice and a great litigation group, but international arbitration was not what they’re focusing on.”
Hodgson says she is still in talks with Miller & Chevalier about how to divvy up the clients she worked with at the firm, but for now she is “jumping into” work with Foley Hoag’s existing clients and the international arbitration team there.