Government Investigations & White Collar Defense



We protect our clients’ reputations and safeguard the future of their businesses through effective compliance programs, efficient investigations and strategic representation in the courtroom.

Our approach

Governmental regulations are increasingly enforced through criminal prosecution in addition to civil fines.

Our team has extensive proficiency in counseling, investigating, defending and litigating all forms of government inquiry. Our nationwide representation includes managing matters from the investigation and grand jury stages through trial and, if necessary, appeal and collateral proceedings.

We provide comprehensive services to individuals and organizations that receive civil investigative demands, subpoenas or any other requests for information from federal prosecutors, state prosecutors or investigative agencies.

Our services include:

  • Conducting internal investigations and preparing investigative reports on behalf of corporate clients
  • Establishing compliance programs
  • Responding to informal requests for information, subpoenas and search warrants
  • Formulating investigative and defense strategies
  • Providing counsel to defendants in civil cases or targets, subjects or witnesses in criminal proceedings to defend their legal rights and interests

Who we work with

Individuals in a wide variety of industries, including, among others:

  • Life sciences and heath care
  • Financial services and securities
  • Technology
  • National security and defense
  • Higher education
  • Construction
  • Public policy and government relations
  • Energy infrastructure

Loughlin, "Varsity" Blues-parents want "sham" case tossed

Law360 | March 25, 2020

This story on the latest developments in the college admissions matter mentions Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and associates Josh Sharp and Lauren Maynard for their representation of Gamal Abdelaziz.

Doctors say no secret info used in FCA suit against J&J

Law360 | March 06, 2020

This article mentions Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partners Hannah Bornstein and Mark Seltzer for their representation of the defendants in a False Claims Act suit centering on faulty hip replacement devices. The defendants have argued the suit should be dismissed on the grounds that confidential information was used in the complaint.

The China Spy Scandal that Entangled Harvard Could Hit Yale and MIT Next

Newsweek | February 29, 2020

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides third-party commentary in this article about investigations into scientists and researchers at universities across the country for alleged theft of intellectual property and U.S. secrets as part of a long-term Chinese campaign.

Casino Exec Says 'Varsity Blues' Call Could Clear His Name

Law360 | February 28, 2020

This article quotes Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly related to a motion asking prosecutors to turn over records of a phone call that could potentially clear his client’s name. The article notes both Brian and associate Joshua Sharp as counsel to Gamal Abdelaziz in the college admissions case.

Top DOJ attorney spotlights main FCA target areas for 2020

Law360 | February 28, 2020

This article features Washington, DC, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky discussing the best approach for Medicare Advantage insurers who may be re-evaluating their chart review programs in the context of possible False Claims Act actions brought by the Department of Justice.

Michelle Wu sees 'crisis of public trust' in wake of City Hall bribery scandal

Boston Business Journal | February 26, 2020

This story highlights Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who completed an internal review of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal practices in the wake of a bribery scandal that implicated a top City Hall aide.

Following bribery scandal, Walsh revamps zoning board policies

Boston Globe | February 24, 2020

This story highlights Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who completed an internal review of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal practices in the wake of a bribery scandal that implicated a top City Hall aide.

As City Hall aide awaits sentencing for bribery, city looks for reforms

The Boston Globe | February 24, 2020

This article on the latest developments in the Zoning Board of Appeals scandal mentions that Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly completed a review related to the scandal last fall.

Promotions

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | February 13, 2020

This roundup of promotions in the Boston legal industry mentions two members of NP’s 2020 new partner class: Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan.

OFAC Getting 'Worse and Worse' at Responding to Industry Sanctions Questions, Lawyer Says

Export Compliance Daily | February 03, 2020

This article, which addresses sanctions enforcement by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and related questions from industry stakeholders, includes commentary from Boston Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher from their webinar hosted by the Massachusetts Export Council on January 30.

Feds want ex-city official Lynch to get four years in prison in bribery scandal

Boston Herald | January 19, 2020

This article on the continuing fallout from the Zoning Board of Appeals scandal mentions Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prepared a report on the scandal last fall.

Here's what crushed it, and what got crushed, in 2019

Boston Business Journal | December 19, 2019

This roundup of successes and challenges that made local Boston headlines in 2019 highlights the college admissions case, and notes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly as one of the high-profile attorneys working on the case.

'Varsity Blues' Dad Accuses Feds Of Holding Back Evidence

Law 360 | December 05, 2019

This article notes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and associate Joshua Sharp for representing former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz in a case related to the college admissions scandal.

College-Admissions Mastermind Tried to Recruit Seven Stanford Coaches, School Says

Wall Street Journal | December 03, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner-elect Rob Fisher, who represented former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer in a case earlier this year, is quoted in this article about Stanford’s internal review of its policies and practices related to the college admissions case.

Boston Mayor Walsh says he's committed to ‘overhauling’ city zoning panel

Boston Business Journal | September 10, 2019

This article covers the City of Boston’s decision to hire Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly to investigate unfolding bribery allegations involving the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Career tracker Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | September 09, 2019

This roundup of key personnel moves in the legal industry features the addition of Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner John Sandweg and his legal team. They are spearheading NP’s new Cross-Border Risks team.

City taps Nixon Peabody partner to investigate ZBA bribery scandal

Boston Business Journal | September 07, 2019

This article covers the city of Boston’s hiring of Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly to investigate a federal bribery case. The case relates to a Boston Planning and Development Agency staffer who pleaded guilty to accepting $50,000 in bribes to influence a Boston Zoning Board of Appeal vote to move a condo development project forward.

Looming Over the College Admissions Case: Will Parents Like Felicity Huffman Get Jail?

New York Times | September 06, 2019

This article about upcoming sentencings of several parents involved in the college admissions case quotes Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Robert Fisher, noting his representation of former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer.

Nixon Peabody adds ex-ICE director amid white collar swoon

Bloomberg Law | September 04, 2019

This article highlights the arrival of Washington DC Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner John Sandweg, a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

John comes to NP after leading his own boutique firm, Frontier Solutions. He joins NP along with five team members: counsel Rachel Winkler, associate Catherine Ingram Hunstad, legal assistant Tracey Ford, and investigative directors Jerry Robinette and Miguel Unzueta. John and his five colleagues will spearhead our firm’s new Cross-Border Risks team.

This article also quotes Washington DC Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky on current trends in False Claims Act prosecutions.

2nd Circ.'s Seminal Rejection of FCPA Conviction Challenge

Law360 | August 28, 2019

New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.

Devicemaker-doctor relationships ripe for fraud litigation

Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2019

This article quotes Washington, DC, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky for his perspective on the overlap between anti-kickback violations and False Claims Act violations when physicians are accused of accepted improper perks from medical device companies.

Guilty verdicts may upend how City Hall works

The Boston Globe | August 09, 2019

This article quotes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher, a former federal prosecutor, on why two Boston City Hall aides were charged with allegedly pressuring an event organizer into hiring union help.

GSK wins access to records on researcher’s link to Zofran plaintiffs’ lawyers

Reuters Legal | July 25, 2019

This story mentions Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer for his representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter regarding the drugmaker’s antinausea medication, Zofran.

Career Tracker

Reuters Legal | July 15, 2019

This roundup of lawyers on the move features the promotion of Boston Global Finance partner Amy Charamba to practice group leader and the addition of Washington, DC, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for July 15

The Washington Post | July 14, 2019

This roundup of important personnel moves in the Washington, DC, area highlights the arrival of  Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky to NP.

Judge drops defamation claim in Preston Hollow-Nuveen suit

The Bond Buyer | July 13, 2019

This article features analysis from Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly on a request from a “governmental entity” that has complicated an antitrust dispute between Preston Hollow Capital LLC and Nuveen Investments.

GSK gets 2nd chance to argue preemption in Zofran MDL

Law360 | July 10, 2019

The following articles mention Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French for their representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to the pharmaceutical company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran. One of the issues is whether federal law pre-empts state law in the case.

Judge to seek FDA’s views on Zofran birth defect cases against GSK

Reuters Legal | July 10, 2019

The following articles mention Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French for their representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to the pharmaceutical company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran. One of the issues is whether federal law pre-empts state law in the case.

And the LOTW runners up...

American Lawyer Litigation Daily | June 14, 2019

This article highlights a major win for Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly on behalf of his client, Wells Fargo banker Peter Cannava, who was vindicated in a fraud suit brought by the SEC.

Why attorney for ex-Stanford coach who got no prison time in college scandal isn't surprised

CBS News | June 13, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss a major win for his client, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer.

Sailing coach caught in maelstrom

The Boston Globe | June 13, 2019

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios.

How Nixon Peabody’s Brian Kelly Crushed the SEC

American Lawyer “Litigation Daily” | June 13, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios.

Banker Cannava claims victory over SEC in 38 Studios case

The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable district court decision for Nixon Peabody’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios. The team on this matter also included partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Stephen LaRose and Steven Richard, associate Charles Dell’Anno and paralegal Kanda Faye.

Judge clears banker in 38 Studios case

The Providence Journal | June 12, 2019

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios. The NP team on this matter also included partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Stephen LaRose and Steven Richard, associate Charles Dell’Anno and paralegal Kanda Faye.

GSK renews Zofran birth defect dismissal bid after Supreme Court ruling

Reuters Legal | June 04, 2019

This article mentions Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer for his representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to its anti-nausea medication Zofran.

Learn about the 2019 10 to Watch winners and all 20 finalists

Foster’s Daily Democrat | May 22, 2019

Manchester Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights was among the finalists in the sixth annual “10 to Watch” Seacoast Young Professionals.

Get the message: Update to the FCPA corporate enforcement policy

Reuters’ Government Contract | May 20, 2019

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Michael Strauss, both of the Manchester office, co-wrote this contributed article outlining changes in the way the Department of Justice expects companies to preserve “ephemeral communications” such as WhatsApp messages.

Judge's indictment puts Lelling in hot seat

Boston Globe | April 27, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about Massachusetts’ U.S. attorney Andrew Lelling’s decision to indict Judge Shelley Richmond, a sitting Massachusetts state court judge, on obstruction of justice and perjury charges related to helping an undocumented immigrant elude federal authorities.

Former Wynn Resorts GC Moves to Toss $1B RICO Suit

Law360 | April 21, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and associate Joshua Sharp are mentioned for their representation of Steve Wynn in this article that provides updates in an ongoing RICO suit in Massachusetts federal court.

USA competent: Swedbank poorly out

Dagens Industri (Sweden) | April 04, 2019

In this article translated from Swedish, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Robert Fisher is quoted about an ongoing investigation regarding Swedbank’s contacts with Mossack Fonseca.

Wells Fargo’s Cannava asks court to end 38 Studios case

Bond Buyer | April 01, 2019

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard are quoted in this story on their representation of a Wells Fargo banker involved in Rhode Island’s bond placement with 38 Studios.

On campus, the fallout from the college admissions scandal

The Wall Street Journal | March 15, 2019

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher is mentioned in this article for his representation of former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer who pled guilty stemming from his involvement in the college bribery scandal.

GSK accuses Zofran plaintiffs' law firms of funding academic study

Reuters | March 05, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer is mentioned in this article for representing GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing dispute related to the company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran.

Massachusetts juries OK with death sentence

Boston Herald | March 03, 2019

This article discusses the applicability of the death penalty in federal cases in Massachusetts and features commentary from former federal prosecutors. Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense Partner Brian Kelly is quoted.

The Latest

New Hampshire Business Review | March 01, 2019

The promotion of Manchester Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights is mentioned in this roundup of notable business moves.

Problems with the California Consumer Privacy Act

Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | January 23, 2019

Los Angeles Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Karina Puttieva co-wrote this contributed article identifying issues with the “remarkably unclear” California Consumer Privacy Act, a measure passed last year that regulates large businesses businesses who buy, sell or share consumers’ personal information.

Judge sanctions heiress' husband for bugging wife's phone during divorce

New York Law Journal | January 07, 2019

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau and Los Angeles Government Investigation & White-Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez are mentioned in this article as attorneys for the plaintiff in a contentious divorce matter that hinges on the defendant’s alleged wiretapping of his estranged wife’s phone.

Nevada judge grants restraining order in Wynn case

Boston Herald | November 19, 2018

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article on a Nevada judge’s decision to temporarily prevent the release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report containing privileged information about Steve Wynn.

Former federal prosecutor speaks out following Bulger’s death

NBC Boston | October 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger killed

WGBH-TV (PBS affiliate Boston) | October 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Bulger was killed when cells were unlocked for breakfast

The Wall Street Journal | October 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed in prison a day after transfer

NBC Boston | October 30, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

FDA never saw birth-defect tests on GSK drug, families say

Law360 | September 12, 2018

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French are mentioned in this article for their ongoing representation of GlaxoSmithKline in a suit regarding their drug Zofran.

Avoiding corrupt practices abroad: When doing business internationally, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is essential

New Hampshire Business Review | August 30, 2018

Manchester Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Mark Knights wrote this contributed article on how cautious companies can comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and avoid corruption when doing business internationally.

Plaintiffs firms in State Street probe in talks to settle with special master

National Law Journal | August 21, 2018

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this story on his ongoing representation of Thornton Law Firm in a dispute over billing in a securities class action case.

Mass. top court nixes 911 suit, bars LLC whistleblowers

Law360 | August 06, 2018

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Bill Codinha and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Chris Queenin are mentioned in this story as counsel to telephone provider Paetec Communications Inc. in an ongoing matter regarding emergency dispatch surcharges paid to Massachusetts.

Could the trial of former campaign chair Paul Manafort spell legal trouble for President Trump?

WGBH TV (Boston PBS affiliate) | July 30, 2018

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly appeared on the WGBH program Greater Boston, discussing what Paul Manafort’s trial could mean for President Trump.

Attorneys reflect on Escobar's FCA impact 2 years later

Law360 | June 17, 2018

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Hannah Bornstein is quoted in this article discussing how the Supreme Court’s ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar has impacted False Claims Act litigation.

One more arrow in the government’s anti-corruption quiver: the Global Magnitsky Act

The Anti-Corruption Report | May 29, 2018

Corporate partners Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Isabelle de Smedt are quoted in this article discussing the business consequences of the Global Magnitsky Act, a new anti-corruption statute.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 06, 2018

In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.

GSK Zofran users bicker over scope of patient discovery

Law360 | April 24, 2018

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French are mentioned in this story for their representation of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in a lawsuit brought by users of its anti-nausea medication Zofran.

J&J won't get high court look at FCA 'particularity' rule

Law360 | April 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein are mentioned for their ongoing representation of Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. in a False Claims Act case. The Supreme Court recently declined to review the First Circuit’s ruling in the case.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review whistleblower case against J&J's DePuy

Reuters Legal | April 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein are mentioned for their ongoing representation of Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. in a False Claims Act case. The Supreme Court recently declined to review the First Circuit’s ruling in the case.

J&J unit wants whistleblower docs in hip implant FCA suit

Law360 | April 11, 2018

Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein are mentioned in this article for representing Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics in a suit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission looking into whether Steve Wynn still has 'residual influence' on Wynn Resorts

MassLive.com | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Mass. regulator to probe Steve Wynn’s remaining influence on company

Boston Business Journal | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Steve Wynn wants his name cut from Massachusetts casino license

Bloomberg News | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Massachusetts asked to remove Steve Wynn from casino license

Associated Press | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Removal of 50 Indonesian Christian immigrants put on hold

Law360 | February 01, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s pro bono team, which includes Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, and Boston government investigations & white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, is featured in this article noting a judge’s decision to halt immigration officials from deporting a group of Indonesian Christians living in New Hampshire.

Federal Judge Blocks Deportation of Indonesians Living Illegally in NH

Reuters | January 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero are mentioned for their pro bono work representing Indonesian Christians in New Hampshire who face possible deportation by ICE.

U.S. To Seek Dismissal of 'Meritless' Whistleblower Cases: Memo

Reuters | January 24, 2018

Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian French is quoted in this article for his outlook on how the Department of Justice will act upon a memo encouraging its attorneys to seek dismissal of “meritless” whistleblower suits filed under the False Claims Act.

More regulations mean more scrutiny

Buffalo Law Journal | December 10, 2017

Buffalo government investigations and white collar defense partner Mark Molloy talks about the decrease in federal investigations in the past year.

Billionaire Insys founder can remove ankle monitor: judge

Reuters (also picked up in U.S. News and World Report) | November 27, 2017

This coverage quotes Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly, who successfully argued that his client, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, is not a flight risk and should not have to wear an ankle bracelet with GPS monitoring.

Billionaire pharmaceuticals entrepreneur indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme

Wall Street Journal | October 25, 2017

This article quotes Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly for representing John Kapoor, the former chief executive of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, Inc. in an ongoing investigation.

Judge puts deportations of local Indonesians on hold

Portsmouth Herald | September 25, 2017

This article recaps a federal court decision to delay the deportation of dozens of Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire.  Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane, associate Nate Warecki and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero are providing pro bono representation to these immigrants.

Exclusive: Prosecutors identify Insys founder as unindicted co-conspirator in opioid case

Reuters | September 13, 2017

This article quotes Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly for representing John Kapoor, the former chief executive of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

Special Counsel Mueller focuses on Trump's son

BuzzFeed | August 17, 2017

Manchester partner and government investigations and white collar defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo provides third party commentary in an article on the investigation into Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Why Silver is taking a case he won to the Supreme Court

Law360 | July 30, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher is quoted in this article about what may happen if  former New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver’s recent legal victory is reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Trump hires Denver attorney Ty Cobb who participated in Qwest fraud cases

The Denver Post | July 15, 2017

This article focuses on the Trump administration’s appointment of Ty Cobb as special counsel to oversee the White House’s responses to the investigations into Russian meddling in the recent presidential election.  Manchester government investigations and white collar defense partner Dave Vicinanzo provides third-party commentary about his interactions with Ty Cobb when Dave was a federal prosecutor.

Revolving-door roundup

Law360 | July 05, 2017

This article includes the arrival of Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher to Nixon Peabody.

Should judiciary limit PACER access to protect informants?

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | June 28, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about public access to criminal dockets on PACER.

Former Massachusetts chemist to pay $2M to wrongly convicted man

WBUR-FM (Boston NPR affiliate) | June 21, 2017

In this radio segment, Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly discusses the latest developments in the case of former Massachusetts lab worker Annie Dookhan.  This week, a federal judge ordered Dookhan to pay more than $2 million to a man who was wrongly convicted as a result of Dookhan’s role in falsifying evidence.

Pro bono case leads to law change

New Hampshire Bar News | June 20, 2017

This Q&A with Manchester government investigations and white collar defense partner and practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo is about his pro bono case that inspired him to help draft a bill which changes how parental rights are terminated in situations when the pregnancy is a result of sexual assault.

Ex-Fed. prosecutor joins Nixon Peabody's Boston office

Law360 | June 18, 2017

This article focuses on the arrival of Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher to Nixon Peabody, highlighting his experience as a former federal prosecutor.

Round up: newly appointed gcs, growing litigation teams and other moves

Bloomberg Law: Big Law Business | June 18, 2017

This article includes the arrival of Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher to Nixon Peabody.

Illegal immigrant cases on docket

The Boston Herald | May 29, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about the recent media blitz from the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office publicizing its work with illegal immigration cases.

3 federal prosecutors in Mass. seek US attorney post

Boston Globe | May 12, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly was quoted in this article about the three possible replacements for the US Attorney for Massachusetts position.

Rape changed her life—and New Hampshire law

New Hampshire Union Leader | May 12, 2017

This article is about Manchester government investigations and white collar defense partner and practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo’s pro bono client. Inspired by this case, Dave helped draft a bill, set to be signed into law, which changes how parental rights are terminated in situations when the pregnancy is a result of sexual assault.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 27, 2017

This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.

Florida 'black box' ruling: Game changer for vehicle tech

Law360 | April 25, 2017

Albany government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and Boston associate Charles Dell’Anno co-authored this article about a decision in a Florida state appellate court regarding search warrants for automobiles’ electronic data recorders (EDR), also known as “black boxes.”

Judge keeps fraud claims against GSK alive in Zofran MDL

Law360 | April 23, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Mark Seltzer and commercial litigation associate Josh Barlow are mentioned in this article about their client, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, in a case regarding labeling related to the use of the anti-nausea drug Zofran during pregnancy.

Prosecutors submit shortened list of Dookhan convictions they want upheld

WBUR (NPR Boston affiliate) | April 17, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly provided third-party commentary about the ramifications of former state chemist Annie Dookhan’s falsification of tens of thousands of drug tests.

Contacts

David A. Vicinanzo

Partner
Practice Group Leader, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense

dvicinanzo@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 617-345-1177

Hannah Bornstein

Partner
Deputy Practice Group Leader, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense

hbornstein@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 617-345-1217

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