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Client Alert – Massachusetts Attorney General Takes Aggressive Stance in Mass Health Fraud Cases

Since taking office in January 2015, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has aggressively, and successfully, tackled healthcare fraud in the state, pursuing pharmacies, home healthcare entities, urgent care facilities, labs and others that have defrauded the Massachusetts Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. Over the course of fiscal year 2018, the Medicaid Fraud Division of the [...]

Corporate Law Update – The Broad Reach Of the Federal Securities Laws

The applicability of the federal securities laws can be surprisingly broad. The Securities Act of 1933 defines a “security” to include stock, bonds, notes, fractional undivided interests in oil, gas and other mineral rights, and “investment contracts,” which the Supreme Court analyzed in the Howey case to mean investments in a common enterprise with an [...]

Client Alert – The First, But Maybe Not The Last? Feds Convict Insys Execs in Opioid Racketeering Case

In a first of its kind prosecution, the US Department of Justice has successfully tried and convicted several top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the marketing and sale of opioids. The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Insys), John N. Kapoor, and four other former Insys executives were convicted in Massachusetts of a RICO conspiracy [...]

Client Alert – DOJ Criminal Division Releases Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

The Criminal Division of the United States Justice Department (DOJ) recently released a guidance document for its prosecutors as an adjunct to the agency’s Justice Manual. The Manual provides direction to prosecutors on the factors they should consider when conducting an investigation into alleged corporate wrongdoing. The adequacy and effectiveness of a corporation’s compliance program [...]

FisherBroyles, LLP Partner R. Mark Halligan Ranked in Chambers 2019 for 11 Years in a Row

FisherBroyles, LLP partner R. Mark Halligan has been ranked in Chambers 2019 for the 11th year in a row. (2008-2019). This year the Chambers 2019 ranking in Intellectual Property Law summarizes Mr. Halligan's ranking as follows: The "very knowledgeable" Mark Halligan of FisherBroyles LLP is renowned in the IP market for his extensive experience advising on complicated trade secrets [...]

FisherBroyles Employment Partner and Counsel Amy Epstein Gluck Quoted By LifeHacker

FisherBroyles Employment Partner and Counsel Amy Epstein Gluck Quoted By LifeHacker on what happens with unemployment benefits when an employee gives notice, but the employer refuses the resignation and terminates on the spot in an article titled "Can Your Employer Fire You After You Quit?" posted on April 29, 2019

FisherBroyles Partner Stu Panensky Co-Authors a Chapter in Cyber Security & Data Management in the Modern Digital Age 2019, an eBook Published by Financier Worldwide

FisherBroyles Partner Stu Panensky co-authors a chapter in Cyber Security & Data Management in the Modern Digital Age 2019, an eBook published by Financier Worldwide. Titled, Insurance solutions for cyber-related risk, Stu's chapter is coauthored by Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive for Markel Corp., Kara Owens. The chapter explores the general risks and liabilities typically covered under a [...]

Client Alert – FTC Accuses Surescripts of Anticompetitive Tactics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed suit against Surescripts, LLC, (Surescripts) an Arlington, Virginia based information technology company that supports e-prescription, the electronic transmission of prescriptions between health care organizations and pharmacies, as well as general health information exchange of medical records, for unfair competition. CVS Health, Express Scripts, the National Association of Chain [...]