Elizabeth J. McEvoy is a partner in the firm's Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Research Misconduct Department. Her practice focuses on healthcare litigation, corporate and commercial civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, scientific research misconduct cases, and professional licensing matters.
Elizabeth’s civil practice focuses on complex business disputes, and specifically, those disputes arising in Massachusetts’ growing healthcare industry. She represents individuals, LLCs, PLLCs, and other entities in navigating a host of business disputes, including partnership disputes, corporate buy-outs, and related claims for breach of contract and violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act.
Elizabeth’s criminal work focuses on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. She represents individuals under government scrutiny for possible conspiracy and substantive mail/wire fraud charges as well as individuals and entities charged with violations of a variety of federal fraud statutes.
Elizabeth also spends a significant portion of her practice representing individuals and institutions involved in research misconduct matters. She represents individual scientists accused of fabricating and/or falsifying data from the pre-inquiry stage through the inquiry, investigation, and administrative disciplinary stages as well as before the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). She also counsels institutions at all stages of the institutional investigation of reported research misconduct.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Margot Botsford, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Law Clerk to the Honorable Francis Fecteau, Massachusetts Appeals Court
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, with honors
Awards & Recognitions
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2019*
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Honoree, 2018
Court / Bar Admissions
District of Massachusetts
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
Hospitals; Providers; Non-profit organizations; Home/ hospice care; Professional services; Privately held corporations; Biomedical & pharmaceutical companies; Colleges/universities; Professional societies & associations
Presentations & Publications
- Panel Lead, "THE THREE I’S, BIOSECURITY & RESEARCH INTEGRITY CONFERENCE: Promoting Research, Integrity and Compliance by Providing Training in the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research," , 18 September 2020
- Panel Lead, "THE THREE I’S, BIOSECURITY & RESEARCH INTEGRITY CONFERENCE: Promoting the Responsible Conduct of Research, Partnership, Ethics, Best Practices and the Exploration of Current Trends," Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center, 30 April 2019
- Panelist, "Hot Topics in Research," Boston Bar Association, 12 December 2018
- Panelist, "How Lawyers and Forensic Accounts Can Team Together," Boston Bar Association, 5 December 2018
- Panelist, "How to Excel as a Second Chair," Boston Bar Association, 5 June 2018
- Panelist, “Practicing with Professionalism” Boston Bar Association, 20 August 2015
- Panelist, Annual Survive and Thrive Program, Northeastern School of Law
Boston Bar Association
- Public Interest Leadership Program (“PILP 12”), 2015-2016
- Health Law Steering Committee
- Membership Committee, Co-Chair
- New Lawyer’s Section
- Practical Skills Committee, Co-Chair (2013-2015),
- Social Committee, Co-Chair (2016-2017)
- Business Development Committee, Co-Chair (2017-present)
Boston Bar Foundation
- Junior Fellow Steering Committee, Member
Women’s Bar Association
- New Lawyers’ Committee, Co-Chair (2016- present)
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.
- The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
- 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.
Landmark ruling in scientific misconduct case
Impact of COVID-19 on Reporting Foreign Components
Elizabeth McEvoy Leads Panel at Three I’s Research I…
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