Laura McLane - McDermott Will & Emery


Laura McLane heads the Boston Litigation Practice Group and is a nationally renowned False Claims Act (FCA) litigator in healthcare and life sciences enforcement matters. For more than 20 years, Laura has represented clients in healthcare, securities and other government investigations and litigation. Clients call Laura “an exquisite lawyer, very smart and incisive” (Chambers USA).

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  • Defends healthcare providers and other healthcare entities spanning all sectors, such as hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, urgent care, emergency medicine, telemedicine, dentistry, dialysis, behavioral health, as well as medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors, in government investigations and qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and related statutes, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law
  • Represented the defendant in the groundbreaking Escobar case during which Laura obtained a writ of certiorari from the United States Supreme Court, after which the Court unanimously reversed an adverse decision of the court of appeals in the most important FCA decision in decades
  • Successfully advocated on behalf of numerous clients in persuading prosecutors and enforcement agencies to decline to bring charges or intervene

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  • Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2021 to 2023
  • Legal 500 US, 2020 to 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Boston, 2019 to 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Healthcare, Boston, 2019 to 2024
  • Who’s Who Legal: Healthcare, 2021


Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1999
Emory University, BA, 1996


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