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Elizabeth McEvoy

Practice Area: Litigation

Elizabeth J. McEvoy is an attorney with the firm's Litigation practice. Her practice focuses on healthcare litigation, corporate and commercial civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, professional licensing matters, and research misconduct cases. She has practiced in federal and state court in Massachusetts and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Elizabeth’s civil practice focuses on the growing area of healthcare litigation and complex business litigation. She represents healthcare providers charged with, or being investigated for, violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statutes, HIPAA, and billing irregularities. She also represents companies and individuals in partnership disputes and disputes involving business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act. Elizabeth’s criminal work focuses on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. She has experience representing individuals charged federal mail fraud and wire fraud crimes, and has dealt with actions by federal prosecutors and other federal agencies.

Elizabeth also focuses her practice on research misconduct. She has represented institutions and individuals relating to accusations of fabrication and/or falsification of data at all stages of the institutional proceeding. She has also represented scientists accused of research misconduct before the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).

Professional background

Law Clerk to the Honorable Margot Botsford, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Law Clerk to the Honorable Francis Fecteau, Massachusetts Appeals Court

Education

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, with honors

Court / Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
District of Massachusetts

Service areas

Healthcare whistleblower claims; Commercial litigation; Medical peer review proceedings; Business tort; Mail and wire fraud; Mortgage fraud; Tax fraud; Healthcare fraud; Pharmaceutical marketing/Kickbacks/Off label; Public corruption; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Internal investigations; Professional licensing and disciplinary cases (physicians, attorneys, CPAs, licensed or regulated professionals); Intra-family disputes; SEC civil cases; Contract disputes; Unfair and deceptive trade practices (Chapter 93A); Massachusetts Wage Act; Employment disputes/discrimination/retaliation

Industries

Hospitals; Providers; Non-profit organizations; Home/ hospice care; Professional services; Privately held corporations; Biomedical & pharmaceutical companies; Colleges/universities; Professional societies & associations.

Professional memberships

Boston Bar Association
-Public Interest Leadership Program (“PILP 12”), 2015-2016
-Health Law Steering Committee, Membership Committee, Co-Chair
-New Lawyer’s Section

Women’s Bar Association
-New Lawyers’ Committee, Co-Chair

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Law Clerk’s Society
-Board Member, Treasurer

Civic & charitable activities

Volunteer Attorney for the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project
Victim’s Rights Law Center, Shining Star Gala, Event Planning Committee
Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE), Volunteer speaker

Off the record...

Elizabeth is an avid practitioner of yoga.

representative matters

  • Dismissal of all claims brought against professional limited liability company in a comprehensive arbitration arising from a partnership dispute.
  • Negotiated a supervision agreement with ORI for researcher accused of research misconduct facing ten years’ debarment from federal funding.
  • Secured significant downward departure under federal sentencing guidelines for client during sentencing for mail fraud and conspiracy offenses.
  • Persuaded large public institution not to launch institutional investigation into allegations of research misconduct.

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