Evan Panich is a member of McDermott’s Health Litigation Team. He focuses his practice on health care fraud and abuse matters, white-collar and securities defense matters, and complex civil litigation.
Evan has significant experience defending health care and life science companies in civil litigation and government investigations relating to, for example, alleged violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and related state statutes. In addition, Evan regularly works with health care entities to evaluate compliance risks and evaluate whether and to what extent they should refund payors. He is also an editor and regular contributor to the Firm’s False Claims Act blog.
In addition to his health litigation practice, Evan defends individuals and public and private companies against various government enforcement actions, including violations of the federal securities laws and state law anti-fraud and electronic surveillance provisions. He also represents clients in various civil matters, including contract, intellectual property, employment and shareholder disputes.
Evan has a vibrant pro bono practice and serves as co-chair of the Boston office’s section of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
From 2013 to 2014, Evan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Denise J. Casper of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In this capacity, he assisted Judge Casper in presiding over numerous trials, including a complex racketeering trial involving a notorious organized crime figure, and in drafting decisions in civil and criminal cases addressing novel issues under federal and state law.
While in law school, Evan was a note editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law. He was a semifinalist in the Albers Prize Moot Court Competition and subsequently served as the competition’s director. Evan also was a judicial extern for the Honorable Leo T. Sorokin of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and an intern in the Public Corruption Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Evan managed electronic discovery for complex commercial and intellectual property litigations.