Colin Missett is a member of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group. Colin’s practice focuses on government investigations, criminal defense, and complex civil litigation. He has experience conducting internal investigations and defending clients in criminal and regulatory matters involving allegations of market manipulation, insider trading, securities fraud, corruption, and False Claims Act violations. He has represented multi-national companies, financial institutions, and individuals in investigations and enforcement actions by agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and various state attorney general offices. Colin also represents clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation, including securities and contract disputes, and False Claims Act litigation.
I assist multi-national companies, financial institutions, and individuals with criminal, civil, and regulatory investigations involving various enforcement agencies. I also represent clients in complex civil litigation. My investigation and litigation experience encompasses a variety of subject matters including residential mortgage-backed securities, insider trading, derivatives trading, Ponzi schemes, misappropriation of trade secrets, and the False Claims Act. I also maintain an active pro bono practice.
As adoption of digital assets has increased across all sectors of the economy, the SEC and other financial industry regulators have closely scrutinized activity involving cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Market participants should expect the SEC to continue to bring enforcement actions and litigation where the agency has determined that a digital asset is a security that requires registration or exemption. Other enforcement agencies, including the CFTC, FinCEN, and DOJ also have signaled that pursuing digital asset-related enforcement actions are priorities. Companies operating in this space should remain attentive to the evolving regulatory landscape and be prepared to respond swiftly to enforcement inquiries.
Law360 | December 08, 2021
This article covers a significant litigation win, in which a federal judge dismissed a nearly decade-long False Claims Act lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson entities over allegedly defective hip replacement devices, noting that two whistleblower physicians used confidential information in their complaint. The article mentions Boston partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein and associate Colin Missett, and Washington, DC partner Adam Tarosky—all of the Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense group—for representing J&J and its related entities.
Law360 | June 17, 2020
This article, covering a federal judge’s order that immigration detainees at Strafford County (NH) Department of Corrections can challenge their living conditions amid COVID-19, quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nathan Warecki. The article also mentions the team of NP attorneys representing the detainees in the case: Litigation Department Head Scott O’Connell; Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo and associate Colin Missett; Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, and associates Marx Calderon and Michael Strauss.
Corporate Compliance Insights | April 17, 2020
NP’s Christopher Hotaling, Adam Tarosky, Scott O’Connell and Colin Missett authored this article detailing key considerations for businesses to consider, given that funds under the CARES Act come with associated responsibilities for recipients, creating potential criminal and civil liability if not properly handled.
Government Investigations & White Collar Alert | 06.22.22
Digital Assets Alert | 05.11.22
Government Investigations & White Collar Alert | 01.04.22
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 08.06.21
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Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York