Shamis Beckley focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, and appellate matters.  She regularly represents healthcare and other companies, including physicians’ groups, medical device manufacturers, and private equity firms in government investigations and qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and related statutes. She advises clients concerning all aspects of civil and criminal investigations relating to government billing and contracting issues, including managing broad civil investigative demands and subpoenas.

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  • Successfully advocated on behalf of numerous clients in persuading prosecutors and enforcement agencies to decline the bring charges or intervene
  • Defended numerous qui tam cases on behalf of manufacturers, providers, and health systems
  • Successfully resolved all claims against a publicly traded bank that was sued under RICO for providing banking services to a medical marijuana dispensary.
  • Obtained a favorable resolution of a putative class action in federal court alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.


  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Advisory Committee on Rules
  • Harvard Law School Association Black Alumni Network, Board Member
  • McDermott Will & Emery, Professional Development Outstanding Mentor Award, 2019



Harvard Law School, JD, 2012
New York University, BFA, 2002

District of Columbia

Shamis Beckley

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