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About me: I am a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s General Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense Practices and Health Care Industry Team.


Prior to joining Foley, I was a Partner with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. 


My practice focuses on complex civil, commercial, and health law litigation and white collar criminal defense.


My experience includes counseling corporations and individuals in a wide range of industries.  I have represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitrations and other modes of alternative dispute resolution.


My diverse litigation experience includes representation of:


  • Public and private entities in actions brought under the Federal False Claims Act


  • Health insurers in a wide-range of statutory, contract, and rate disputes


  • Individuals under investigation by the United States Department of Justice for alleged health-care related criminal violations


  • Publicly traded and privately held corporations in a variety of contract, business tort, derivative and securities litigation


  • Real estate developers, landlords and tenants in complex real estate disputes


  • Individuals involved in limited partnership and close corporation disputes


  • Parties in sophisticated employment matters, including non-competition and trade secret actions and injunctions


  • Banking institutions pursuing claims for defaulted Latin American debt bonds


I am also committed to pro bono work, and have focused on representing asylum seekers.  Among other representations, I have successfully represented a tortured political prisoner from Tanzania; a gay man from Uganda; a Salvadoran woman whose family is targeted by violent gangs, a Sudanese professor who was tortured after speaking out on Darfur; a female political activist from Cameroon; and a political dissident from Haiti.


I am admitted to practice in the state of Massachusetts, and am also permitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


I was selected for inclusion in the 2004-2009 lists of Massachusetts Super Lawyers®. Only 5% of the lawyers in the state were selected. 


I serve as the chairman of the board of directors of Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, Massachusetts and also serve as a member of the personnel committee of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 40%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. White Collar Crime: 20%

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Contact info


111 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02199-7610


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2007
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2006
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2005
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2004
WinnerAmes Moot Court Competition1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEpstein Becker & Green, P.C.1997 - 2005
AssociateGoulston & Storrs1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly(Quoted in) "Good Faith E-Discovery Error Leads to Sanctions"2010
Foley & Lardner LLP Newsletter(Contributor) New E-Discovery Decision Imposes Sanctions, Highlights Risks2010
Foley & Lardner LLP Newsletter(Contributor) Congress Quickly Passes Significant Fca Amendments As Part Of A Bill Funding Federal Law Enforcement2009
Foley & Lardner LLP Newsletter(Contributor) Supreme Court’s Allison Engine Decision Narrows the Scope of False Claims Act Cases That Can Be Brought Against Subcontractors2008
Medicine & Health/Rhode Island(Co-authored) "Rhode Island Supreme Court Affirms Limited Nature of Physician-Patient Privilege"2007
Massachusetts Medical Law Report(Co-authored) "Sharing What Hospitals Know: A Challenge to the Medical Staff Review Process"2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Brandeis UniversitySociology and Islamic and Middle Eastern StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"The False Claims Act Amendments: What Health Care Entities Need to Know"(Web conference) False Claims ActN/A
"Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act of 2005: Reaping the Benefits and Protecting Confidentiality in Error Reporting"(Teleconference) Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act of 2005N/A
"Finding and Keeping A Job"(Panel discussion) Big Firm PrespectiveN/A