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Caitlin A. Hill

Associate

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+1.617.348.1723

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Caitie practices in all areas of commercial and business litigation including complex tort and product liability litigation, health care enforcement and defense, and construction law. She regularly advises clients in all stages of litigation including the appeals process. In addition, Caitie is well versed in e-discovery, and frequently handles large data matters involving litigation, internal investigations, and governmental inquiries.

Caitie’s practice focuses on representing pharmaceutical and biotech companies in national product liability cases and defending companies against government investigations of alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), conducting internal investigations, and litigating qui tam FCA cases.

In the construction space, she represents contractors, owners, developers, and authorities in the public and private sectors involving a range of construction-related issues including contract drafting, job problems, change order disputes, terminations, and delay claims.

She also works with clients to navigate regulatory permitting and application processes. She has extensive experience representing clients in administrative agency appeals and in subsequent appeals of agency decisions in state court. Caitie regularly works with clients to draft pre- and post- hearing briefs as well as prepare and defend company personnel and expert witnesses during the appeal process.

Caitie also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals in civil rights, housing, and immigration matters, including asylum seekers. She has also represented victims of domestic violence through Mintz’s Domestic Violence Project. Most recently, she worked on a pro bono appeal on behalf of the Wildlands Trust, a non-profit land conservation organization.

During law school she was a student representative for the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services and served as a law clerk extern for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Education

  • Villanova University (JD)
  • London School of Economics & Political Science (MS, Sociology)
  • University of Michigan (BA, Near Eastern Studies & Political Science )

Experience

  • Defended numerous clients in government investigations resulting from qui tam FCA complaints, and in FCA litigations, in jurisdictions around the country.
  • Part of the team that obtained summary judgment in ten out of ten related cases against our clients, a publicly traded biotechnology company and a pharmaceutical company, in multi-jurisdictional product liability disputes involving an FDA-approved drug. 
  • Won a complete dismissal with prejudice of a $3 billion RICO case filed against our client, Wynn Resorts in the District of Massachusetts. The case was brought by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse as part of an ongoing legal battle with Wynn over competing casino projects in the greater Boston area. The matter involved a collection of salacious allegations cutting across multiple jurisdictions, but our team was ultimately successful in arguing that Suffolk had failed to prove a pattern of racketeering activity, a necessity in a RICO case.
  • Part of the team representing gaming company Wynn MA LLC surrounding community arbitrations against Somerville and Chelsea.
  • Represented the general contractor on major hospital renovation project against bankrupt millwork subcontractor’s performance bond surety in a 9-day arbitration for delay and impact damages.

Involvement

  • Member, Women's Leadership Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2019-2020)

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COVID-19 Relief Programs: The Anticipated Wave of False Claims Act Cases and Oversight Agency Enforcement Activities

July 2, 2020 | Blog | By Brian Dunphy, Geoffrey Friedman, Caitie Hill, Jane Haviland, Karen Lovitch

Leading up to a webinar on July 15, 2020, we are publishing a blog series covering the risks of enforcement against companies that received COVID-19 relief funds under the CARES Act and strategies for mitigating these risks.  This second installment of our series discusses our predictions related to litigation and enforcement activities. We expect a substantial number of False Claims Act (“FCA”) investigations and lawsuits initiated mainly by whistleblowers (also known as “relators”). The FCA remains the government’s primary enforcement tool for pursuing alleged fraud by recipients of government funds, and FCA claims present substantial risk because the statute permits treble damages and significant per-claim penalties. For example, an erroneous $100,000 loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) can result in $300,000 in FCA damages, or more.
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On Tuesday, in Zoning Board of Appeals of Lunenburg v. Housing Appeals Committee, the Supreme Judicial Court soundly rejected a zoning board of appeals’ argument that inexpensive market-rate homes may be counted toward a town’s affordable housing obligations under Chapter 40B.
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Mintz Member Peter Biagetti and Associate David Kete co-authored an article published in the January 2020 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Civil RICO Report detailing a notable ruling achieved by Mintz in a federal court in Boston that will have a significant impact on how future cases alleging a RICO “pattern” will be assessed.
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The Boston Globe reported that on November 15, 2019, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Patti B. Saris dismissed with prejudice federal RICO claims by plaintiff Sterling Suffolk Racecourse seeking over $3 billion in damages against Mintz clients Wynn MA, LLC, Wynn Resorts, LTD and its Chairman in a lawsuit arising out of the bid process for a much sought-after gaming license in the Greater Boston area. The Mintz team was led by Member Peter Biagetti, along with Member and Co-chair of the Construction Law Practice Tony Starr, and Associates Caitlin Hill and David Kete.