In 2015, the United States Department of Justice made crystal clear that it intended to make the investigation and prosecution of corporate executives and employees a top priority. Indeed, the Department of Justice stated in no uncertain terms that it would leverage all of its resources to identify and prosecute culpable individuals at all levels of corporate criminal cases. We understand from years of experience that such scrutiny, and the associated potential exposure to criminal penalties, weigh heavily on an individual from a personal, reputational, and financial standpoint.
Our White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Group has several decades of experience, both as prosecutors and defenders. Our team includes former Federal prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the Major Crimes, Public Corruption, Health Care Fraud, and Drug Task Force Units, as well as State prosecutorial experience as Special Assistant District Attorneys for Middlesex and Plymouth Counties in Massachusetts.
In the health care space, for example, we have successfully defended corporate executives in virtually every major health care fraud investigation undertaken by Federal prosecutors in Boston over the last 15 years. Among them have been investigations concerning alleged off-label promotion of pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, false statements to regulators concerning adverse event reporting, and Federal research fraud, among many others. In addition, we have successfully defended executives in Federal and State investigations involving the following subject areas:
Stated simply, we take on our clients’ burdens as our own, vigorously and relentlessly advocating on their behalf, providing responsive, clear communications and personal attention. Our principal objective is to stop criminal or administrative charges before they are brought, by presenting effective legal arguments to prosecutors, regulators and opposing counsel whom we know and have worked with for decades. We master the facts of the case, analyze the legal principles, and leverage our experience and judgment to develop and execute an effective defense strategy.
Should a case proceed to trial, we employ smart, aggressive defense tactics drawing upon decades of experience in court. We will out-work and out-think our adversaries for your benefit.