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Photo of Byron J. McLain   Byron J. McLain, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2020

Byron McLain is a litigator and white-collar criminal defense partner at Foley & Lardner in Los Angeles.  He is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice and works closely with the Health Care, Cannabis, and Sports & Entertainment Industry Teams.  He also conducts internal investigations for his corporate clients.   

Byron previously served as deputy chief of the General Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Central District of California, where he co-supervised a training section of more than 50 assistant U.S. attorneys. He also served as a prosecutor in the Major Frauds Section of the Criminal Division, where he investigated and prosecuted white-collar crime. As a fraud lawyer at the USAO Los Angeles location, he has tried eight criminal cases to jury verdict and argued two cases before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. His areas of experience include health care fraud, securities law violations, false claims, kickbacks, wire and mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, tax conspiracy fraud, movie investment fraud, obstruction of justice, marijuana/cannabis distribution, and illegal immigration. 

He recently served as President of the John M. Langston Bar Association and is currently a board member for Bet Tzedek Legal Services.

Byron received his AB cum laude from Harvard University and his JD from Harvard Law School.


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