Lauren E. Swidler

Lauren Swidler works with clients to resolve their government enforcement and compliance and employment litigation challenges. She represents academic and research institutions, public and private companies, and independent schools in a variety of matters ranging from government and internal investigations involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and other civil and criminal matters to employment litigation, arbitration, and administrative cases regarding discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, retaliation, and other employment actions. Lauren also manages NIH, HHS, and/or DOJ investigations, enforcement inquiries, and Congressional oversight requests into systematic programs of foreign influence at U.S. academic and research institutions.

Representative Engagements

  • Assist university and teaching hospital clients in addressing “foreign component” and foreign conflict of interest concerns raised by NIH and other federal agencies regarding federally funded research.
  • Assist in representation of Chief Executive Officer of a public healthcare company in qui tam action and multi-year investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.
  • Assist life sciences companies in internal investigations of alleged compliance violations.
  • Assist in representation of biotechnology company in False Claims Act investigation.
  • Assist private independent school in internal investigation and remediation of allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • Conduct workplace investigations on wrongdoing, such as unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Education & Credentials

Boston University School of Law
JD, 2018, cum laude
Boston University Law Review
Providence College
BA, 2011, summa cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts