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Litigation

We’ve got your back.
From civil litigation to white-collar and other criminal matters to professional licensing and discipline cases, we work with clients under siege to steer them out of harm’s way and toward the best possible outcome. We understand the importance of a preemptive approach to extinguishing problems quickly and decisively before they magnify. Equally important is our track record for results—when your reputation is on the line.

representative matters

  • obtained acquittal of bankruptcy fraud charges for nursing home operator
  • obtained acquittal for healthcare executive accused of healthcare fraud charges
  • obtained a no-jail sentence in landmark federal appeal for a client convicted of Big Dig highway fraud
  • persuaded government not to indict a high-level executive of medical device manufacturer
  • persuaded federal prosecutors not to bring charges against attorney in a bankruptcy fraud investigation; successfully disposed of attorney disciplinary complaint arising out of same conduct
  • successfully defended public authority in a commercial contract suit claiming nearly $10M in damages
  • represented two brothers in an intra-family dispute, resulting in a $2M award for breach of contract
  • won dismissal of a civil suit against an attorney alleged to have participated in a real estate scheme
  • won reinstatement of a physician's license that had been denied by the Board of Registration in Medicine
  • represented a university scientist ultimately vindicated after being wrongly accused of falsifying data by a colleague, the Secret Service, and Congressional Committee
  • represented scientist in obtaining a landmark federal decision, overturning his debarment order for research misconduct

Bruce Singal describes the litigation team as soldiers and scholars who advocate thoughtfully on their clients' behalf.

services

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial litigation
  • Defense procurement fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Professional licensing and disciplinary
  • Public corruption
  • Reorganizations
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Tax & Securities fraud

industries

  • Biomedical / Life sciences
  • Construction
  • Corporations
  • Exporters
  • Financial services
  • Government contractors
  • Healthcare providers
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pharmacies / Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Professional services
  • Public authorities
  • Quasi-public agencies
  • Real estate
  • Restaurants/Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Scientists
  • Securities
  • Technology
  • Trade associations
  • Transportation
  • Universities
  • Others

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Was the Ferguson grand jury rigged?

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“Thank you for giving me my life back.”
–Acquitted client

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health care whistleblower defense

Employees are increasingly lodging whistleblower claims against hospitals and other providers under Massachusetts’ tough law prohibiting retaliation against health care providers. Our firm has successfully defended these potentially costly claims and is uniquely experienced in defending claims brought under this statute, and other federal and state whistleblower laws.

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Research Misconduct Penalties and How to Avoid Them

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scientific misconduct

We represent scientists accused of falsifying or plagiarizing research.

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CMS cracks down on “abuse” of nursing home residents via…

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Best Lawyers in America® recognizes four Barrett & …

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that…

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Massachusetts Enacts Equal Pay Act: What employers can…

intra-family disputes

Bitter disputes among families or closely-held businesses not only jeopardize assets, they can be divisive and tarnish reputations. We represent family members in contentious disputes both related to and not related to the business.

corporate restructuring and insolvency

We have significant experience guiding and offering practical advice to commercial businesses in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency from turnaround efforts through bankruptcy and receivership.

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Title IX and Sexual Violence: 7 Things Every School…

“Excellent work, excellent results.”
–Referral attorney

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New DOE Proposed Rule on Sexual Violence: 5 Things…

results

Significant appeal in Big Dig criminal case

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Shielding Companies Against Whistleblower Suits

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Landmark ruling in scientific misconduct case

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Jim Braude Interviews Litigation Co-Chair Bruce Singal

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Avoiding Securities Fraud Prosecution: Using the SEC’s 2…

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