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Research Misconduct

What we do.
We represent scientists from all over the country who are accused of research misconduct. Our experience and expertise in the field allow us to protect the reputations and livelihoods of those conducting groundbreaking scientific research and to protect the integrity of important scientific breakthroughs, and the data supporting them.

We also represent institutions that are confronted with allegations of research misconduct within their ranks and must conduct inquiries, and possibly investigations, into those allegations. We assist hospitals and universities in ensuring that their policies are up to date and in compliance with the requirements of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). And we help ensure that those policies are vigorously implemented in the conduct of inquiries and investigations, so that institutions remain in the good graces of federal funding authorities.

Who We Are

Meet our experienced team that will represent you:

Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Esq.
Co-Chair, Research Misconduct Group
Editor, Research Misconduct Blog
emcevoy@barrettsingal.com

Melissa Hogan
mhogan@barrettsingal.com

“In the 30 years I have been handling research misconduct cases—both for accused scientists and investigating institutions—they have become increasingly common and complex. The need is greater than ever now for teams of experienced lawyers and scientists to confront the legal and scientific issues that these cases present. I am pleased that our research misconduct department, fortified by teams of scientists, ably meets this need.”

—Bruce A. Singal

representative successes

  • Secured three separate findings of “no misconduct” to close institutional misconduct proceedings brought against preeminent mathematician, psychologist, and kinesiologist, respectively, based on allegations of self-plagiarism and text recycling brought by Massachusetts and New York universities.

  • Secured a finding of “no misconduct” to reverse preliminary findings of research misconduct made against board-certified pediatric surgeon after completion by large California hospital of institutional investigation into allegations of falsification/fabrication.

  • Secured a finding of “no misconduct” on behalf of faculty member accused of manipulating and falsifying data in two articles published in leading national publication.

  • Secured favorable supervision agreement after extensive negotiations with the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) on behalf of a Ph.D. researcher twice accused of research misconduct and facing significant debarment from federal funding.

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