Education

Harvard Law School
JD, 2004, cum laude

Cornell University
BA, 2000, magna cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts

US District Court, Massachusetts

US Court of Appeals, First Circuit

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Jennifer E. Tracy

Partner

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Jennifer Tracy is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement & Compliance and Securities Litigation practice groups. Her experience includes representing companies and individuals in government investigations, litigation and internal corporate investigations. Ms. Tracy is particularly adept at managing complex, multi-year investigations. While in law school, she worked as an intern in the Major Crimes Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston. She was also active in Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and continues to co-teach negotiation and mediation workshops.

Ms. Tracy has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Practice Focus

Government Enforcement & Compliance:  representation of national corporations and individuals in government investigations and litigation, including pharmaceutical and financial fraud claims.

Complex Business Litigation:  representation of public and private companies, and private equity firms, in complex financial, trade secret, fraud and breach of contract claims.

Representative Engagements

  • Counsel to AlCana in trade secret litigation brought against AlCana and its research collaboration partner, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. Technology at issue involved novel lipid nanoparticals used as drug delivery vehicle for Alnylam’s short interfering RNA therapeutics. Tekmira v. Alnylam & AlCana
  • Successful representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as plaintiffs and defendants, in claims involving breaches of representations and warranties and fraud.
  • Successfully represented leading technology company in claims involving auction rate securities.
  • Defense of corporations in securities-related investigations.
  • Part of team that successfully represented national financial institution in complex arbitration, winning dismissal of multiple related suits.
  • Managed large team of associates in connection with defense of major pharmaceutical company in complex, multi-year federal investigation into sales and marketing practices. Coordinated all aspects of case with co-counsel and client and supervised all productions to government.
  • Assisted in successful 3rd Circuit appeal of conviction of former senior executive of worldwide petroleum testing company, resulting in reversal.

Publications and Presentations

  • “The Latest Litigation Over FCA Public Disclosure Bar,” co-author, White Collar Law360, April 2015.
  • “Weathering Management Conflicts in Acquisitions,” co-author, Securities Law360, May 2012.

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Tracy has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section Public Policy Subcommittee and is a member of the Criminal Law Section Steering Committee. She is actively involved in the Citizen Schools Mock Trial Program, in which she teaches inner-city middle school students about the legal system. She is committed to pro bono work and has represented a community group dedicated to improving the quality of life for the mentally retarded, a public housing authority in mediation and litigation regarding its tenants, and numerous students and parents regarding students’ educational placement, in conjunction with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

 

 

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