Government Enforcement/Compliance

Mike Gass, Greg Keating, Christine Savage
Diana Lloyd, Jack Cinquegrana, Melissa Tearney

    Hodge Named "Up and Coming Lawyer"

    Emily Hodge has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyer.”  Read more...

    Melissa Tearney Selected by The NLJ

    Melissa Tearney has been selected as a "White Collar Crime Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal. Read more...

  • Members of a company’s Board of Directors can be held individually liable under SOX and Dodd-Frank. Read more...

  • Choate has launched a Whistleblower Defense Group to be chaired by Gregory Keating.   Read more...

  • Connecticut’s highest court expands whistleblower protections for employees. Read more...

  • Diana Lloyd and Kevin Ma closely watch Yates v. United States to deliver the latest news in the progression of this case.  Read more...

  • Choate launches a dedicated Complex Trial & Appellate Litigation Group comprised of seasoned trial attorneys from its leading litigation practice.  Read more...

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    Over one-third of equity partners and majority of practice areas recognized for excellence.

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    Choate was ranked among the best law firms in this year's US News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list, and has been named as an elite "National Tier 1" law firm in 4 practice areas.  Choate also received top "Tier 1" Boston rankings in 27 practice areas.  Read more...

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    Choate’s expertise covers the spectrum of securities fraud cases, including DOJ investigations, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, and private class action and derivative litigation.  We have successfully defended many companies and individuals in a variety of cases involving revenue recognition, insider trading, market manipulation, market timing and stock option dating practices.  We currently represent companies, special committees and individuals in a number of options dating cases. 

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    Choate represents companies and individuals in connection with major Department of Justice healthcare fraud investigations and prosecutions.  Recent matters include the defense of national pharmaceutical companies and their officers and employees, a national health insurer in an aggressively litigated qui tam case, and one of the state’s largest managed care health plans.   


government enforcement/compliance

"a thriving national practice, driven by its expertise in white-collar crime"

Chambers USA

Represent companies and individuals in government investigations and prosecutions. 

Complex Internal Investigations

Conduct internal investigations for public and private companies, and due diligence and portfolio company investigations for private equity funds. 

Veteran Former Prosecutors

Three partners are former Assistant US Attorneys with extensive prosecution experience.  Practice group partners recognized for excellence:

  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
  • President of Boston Bar Association
  • Chambers USA
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law
  • Top 50 Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Top 100

Resolving Sensitive Matters Early

Group focused on:

  • Resolving matters at earliest possible stage before indictment or trial and without publicity
  • Treating sensitive matters discreetly
  • Achieving success at every level of engagement


Litigators expert in securities, healthcare, corporate, tax, finance, IP, labor & employment and environmental law.

Experts in Whistleblower Defense 

Experts in representing companies facing whistleblower and retaliation claims arising under Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as growing number of state whistleblower statutes. 

Our Practice

Experience in a broad range of criminal and civil investigations and litigation, involving:

Healthcare Fraud

  • Pharmaceutical and medical device marketing practices
  • Anti-kickback claims, false claims and whistleblower (qui tam) defense
  • Grants management practices
  • Internal investigations and compliance programs

Financial Fraud

  • Securities fraud, revenue recognition, options dating and insider trading
  • Hedge funds, mortgage backed securities
  • Dodd-Frank whistleblower investigations
  • Fraud and false claims in government contracts
  • Internal investigations and board representation

Foreign Corrupt Practices

  • Internal investigations
  • Compliance and training
  • Remediation and reporting

Other White Collar Engagements

  • Export controls investigations
  • Environmental crimes
  • Tax investigations, disclosures and defense
  • Defense contracting fraud

National Reach

Lawyers appear before civil and criminal courts and government agencies across United States.


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