Bill J. Lovett

Bill J. Lovett


Email william.lovett@​

Phone +1 617 371 1007

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Bill Lovett brings over 20 years of experience representing clients in complex civil and criminal matters. An experienced trial lawyer, he focuses on a wide range of complex financial and regulatory issues that include representing clients in a variety of state and federal investigations and enforcement matters.

As an accountant and former federal prosecutor, Bill is well-positioned to provide timely and practical advice to clients whether it be in the boardroom or courtroom. 

Bill represents a broad range of clients in connection with business disputes, complex state and federal tax matters, government enforcement matters, as well as state and federal licensing and regulatory matters. Clients include large corporations, executives, shareholders, and business owners in various regulated industries. 

Prior to joining the firm, Bill was a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice Tax Division, where he investigated and prosecuted financial crimes. Bill also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Awards and recognitions


Business Litigation
Massachusetts Super Lawyers


Rising Star, Business Litigation
Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Boston College Law School, 1999

B.S., Boston College, Carroll School of Management, cum laude, 1990


American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Tax Court

Representative experience

Represented licensed securities professional in connection with the government's criminal and civil enforcement actions in mutual fund market timing investigations.*

Successfully represented corporate executive in connection with the government's criminal and civil investigation of insider trading activity and client's company.*

Represented corporate executive in connection with the government's criminal and civil investigation related to a company's compliance with EAR, ITAR, and government contracting regulations.*

Represent numerous clients in connection with disclosure of foreign bank accounts under the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI).

Represented national financial institution in claims brought against national accounting firms based on negligently performed audits.*

Represent shareholders in a closely held corporation in claims related to the sale of the family business.*

Represented law firm in connection with claims brought against former partner and accounting firm related to the theft of law firm funds.

Represented audit manager at a Big Four accounting firm in disciplinary proceedings brought by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).*

Represented multiple clients in connection with IRS criminal and civil enforcement matters.*

Represent partners and shareholders in Massachusetts companies in breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and Chapter 93A claims.

Represent accounting firms in connection with state and federal investigations.

Represent Certified Public Accountants in connection with disciplinary matters brought by the Massachusetts Board of Accountancy.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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