Mara Theophila represents clients in a wide variety of high stakes commercial disputes and government enforcement matters.
Mara has substantial experience representing healthcare companies in government investigations and litigation involving the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. She has represented healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and private equity firms in complex FCA cases and managed their responses to civil investigative demands and large-scale subpoenas. Mara also routinely defends clients against allegations of corruption and financial fraud, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and state and federal securities laws.
Mara maintains an active pro bono practice, including representation of indigent criminal defendants, non-profit organizations and visa and asylum applicants.
Mara previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Jane R. Roth of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. While in law school, Mara was an associate editor for the Fordham Law Review and editor-in chief for the Fordham Moot Court Board.
Fordham University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2012
American University, BA, summa cum laude, 2008
Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York