Dana M. McSherry - McDermott Will & Emery


Dana McSherry advises healthcare and life sciences companies in criminal and civil government enforcement matters and in related civil litigation, including civil False Claims Act litigation. She advises clients concerning all aspects of civil and criminal investigations relating to Medicare and Medicaid billing and other government contracting issues, including negotiating with the government and managing clients’ responses to civil investigative demands and large-scale investigative subpoenas. Dana also assists clients in conducting internal investigations and counsels clients across the healthcare industry on compliance and risk management issues.

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  • Representing pharmaceutical company in state and federal investigations relating to patient support services
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in industry-wide investigation by the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts and the DOJ into donations to charitable assistance foundations that provide financial assistance to Medicare patients
  • Successfully defended a pharmacist charged with RICO, mail fraud, and Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act violations; following a two-month trial, the client was acquitted of all charges

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Boston, 2023 to 2024
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2016 to 2020
  • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List, 2016 to 2018

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  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association


Boston College Law School, JD, 2004
University of Notre Dame, BA, magna cum laude, 2000


Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts