Laura Angelini is a Partner in the Firm’s Government Enforcement & White Collar Defense and Litigation practice groups. Laura represents individuals and corporate clients in government investigations spanning a broad range of industries, including the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, construction and public procurement, as well as securities and financial services.
Laura has counsels clients in connection with investigations and prosecutions involving alleged False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback violations relating to off-label promotion, up-coding, Medicare supervision requirements, lack of medical necessity, HIPAA violations, drug diversion schemes, improper gifts, gratuities and Honoria and other healthcare issues. Her clients include executives and other professionals of pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmaceutical distributors, medical device manufacturers, academic medical centers, behavioral health care organizations, skilled nursing facilities and physician practice groups. Laura also has extensive experience representing clients in investigations involving the federal mail and wire fraud statutes, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Laura tries cases in federal and state court and conducts, and provides compliance training and advice to clients across various industries. Laura also routinely represents clients before state and federal grand juries and other investigative bodies and assists clients in responding to subpoenas, civil investigative demands (CIDs) and other inquiries from federal and state prosecutors.
On the civil side, Laura litigates commercial disputes involving theft of trade secrets, civil RICO, commercial contracts, business torts, franchise law, and gender-discrimination.
- Lead counsel to non-profit patient assistance foundation in connection with two federal investigations under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Internal Revenue Code.
- Trial counsel to Boston-area land owner indicted on federal wire fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with $75 Million real estate transaction with Wynn Resorts Limited. Obtained acquittal on all charges following multi-week jury trial in federal court.
- Trial counsel to nurse practitioner charged with prescribing opioids in violation of federal drug laws. Obtained acquittal on all charges following multi-week jury trial in federal court.
- Hinckley Allen
- Partner (2012-Present)
- Associate (2003-2011)
- Summer Associate (2002)
Honors & Awards
- Massachusetts (2014-2018)
- Rising Stars (2008-2009, 2011-2012)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Executive Leadership Committee for Lawyers Have Heart 5K Fundraiser
- Boston Bar Association, Annual Meeting Steering Committee (2017)
- USA 500 Clubs
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
News & Insight
Doctor Who Gave Drug Representative Electronic Medical Record Access Begins Probation & Expresses Remorse for Criminal ActFebruary 1, 2019
Laura B. Angelini provides her insights in a recent article about a recent case regarding the False Claims Act, where a doctor violated HIPAA upon sharing protected health information with a representative from a pharmaceuticals company.
This article originally appeared on STAT on July 2, 2018.The term “HIPAA violation” can conjure up images of large-scale data breaches. But health care providers need to be aware that, in the midst of the federal government’s increased focus on frau…
Hinckley Allen Partners Anne M. Murphy and Laura B. Angelini provide their perspective on the latest update surrounding a Pennsylvania hospital accused of fraud.A large Pennsylvania hospital network is invoking a statute intended to deal with organized cri…
Hinckley Allen Partner Laura B. Angelini provides her legal insight regarding whistleblower claims in relation to United States v. Medtronic, Inc.Medtronic Inc. will have to answer questions about alleged kickbacks it gave to health-care pr…
Recent Lawsuit by Department Of Defense Reflects Possible Legal Risk for Private Equity Firms Involved In the Health SectorApril 19, 2018
A recent lawsuit filed by the U. S. Department of Defense highlights potential legal risk for private equity firms based on health care regulatory violations committed by firm portfolio companies. The complaint (United States ex rel. Medrano and Lopez v. D…
Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Prompt, Thorough and Coordinated Response and Prevention Strategies Are CriticalDecember 21, 2017
In today’s environment, following the almost daily allegations and revelations of sexual misconduct in media, government, academia, and the private sector, it is clear that no industry, and no company or organization, is immune from these incidents. Th…
Jury Clears Trio Charged In $1.6B Wynn Casino Land DealApril 29, 2016
The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
Anne M. Murphy and Laura B. Angelini are participating at this year's American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Annual Meeting. Both Anne and Laura will be speaking in back-to-back panels about legal issues facing the health care industry. Register here.A…
Laura B. Angelini will speak on a panel about Patient Assistance Programs, and the scrutiny they're under by government enforcement agencies for possible fraud and abuse. Laura offers her legal insight into this hot enforcement trend, and what it may mean …
Hinckley Allen Partner Laura B. Angelini spoke at the American Bar Association's 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime. Laura discussed current trends and topics around Healthcare fraud and abuse, including the ongoing DOJ investigation of p…
Hinckley Allen attorneys are participating in the panel discussion, "Deal Me In! An Overview of Gaming in Massachusetts", moderated by the Honorable Martha Coakley. Hosted by the ABA Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee Fall Roundtable,…
Hinckley Allen Partner Laura B. Angelini spoke at the New England Women in White Collar's breakfast panel on "The Female Client: The Gender Advantage?"