Danielle Pelot is a partner in the firm's government enforcement department. She represents companies and individuals in critical investigative and compliance matters involving federal and state government enforcement authorities. Her background includes high-profile investigations across a range of industries, from healthcare and financial services to construction and public affairs. Ms. Pelot has extensive experience counseling pharmaceutical and medical device companies and their executives and employees through matters alleging fraud, false claims, and kickbacks.

In 2013, she served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted various criminal matters and tried cases to verdict.

She has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2007, as a “Rising Star,” and in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2011, as one of thirty “Up & Coming Lawyers” in Massachusetts. Additionally, she was named one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal in 2015.

Publications and Presentations

  • "The Vanishing FCPA 'Facilitating Payments' Exception," co-author, Law 360, August 2015.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented one of the largest medical device companies in the world, in federal industry investigation in New Jersey, including negotiating and implementing Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA), Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), and managing process of outside monitorship
  • Representation of senior executive at major pharmaceutical company in federal investigation into compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the Food Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA)
  • Representation of target pharmaceutical sales executive in a federal investigation involving allegations of off-label promotion and anti-kickback violations

Professional and Community Involvement

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association since 2013.

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 2004
Harvard University
BA, 1999



U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts