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Eoin P. Beirne

Member / Co-chair, White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice

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Eóin Beirne, co-chair of Mintz Levin’s national White Collar and Government Investigations practice, is an accomplished white collar defense lawyer who resourcefully shepherds individual and corporate clients through government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Eóin represents clients in a wide variety of industries in federal and state courts and before an array of investigative and enforcement bodies. Eóin routinely represents Boards of Directors or Board committees conducting internal investigations. He counsels clients on a variety of matters including grand juries, wire and mail fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, insider trading, and violations of the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Eóin has secured trial acquittals and dismissals in cases in federal and state courts and represents clients dealing with the DOJ, SEC, State Attorneys General, OIGs, FINRA and other regulatory and enforcement bodies.

Eóin has conducted numerous internal investigations both at the client’s own initiative and following receipt of a subpoena, Civil Investigative Demand or other notice of a government investigation. Eóin also advises clients responding to cyber-attacks and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Eóin Beirne, co-chair of Mintz Levin’s national White Collar and Government Investigations practice, is an accomplished white collar defense lawyer who resourcefully shepherds individual and corporate clients through government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Chief engineer of the successful trial defense and the only acquittal of a parent, Amin C. Khoury, in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions cases.  Mr. Khoury was found not guilty of all charges at trial.
  • Resolved a second case on behalf of a charged parent in the Varsity Blues cases.
  • Convinced the Department of Justice not to charge several medical practices with violations of the Anti-kickback statute, health care fraud or False Claims Act violations.
  • Represented an individual in connection with a federal “pump and dump” securities fraud investigation.
  • Currently representing various health care providers in connection with criminal and civil investigations. 
  • Represented a top executive in connection with multi-billion dollar 1MDB global fraud investigation and prosecution – after presentations to the government, client was not charged.
  • Represented contractor in NTSB and grand jury investigation in connection with Merrimack Valley gas explosions – no charges brought.
  • Represented several nationally prominent elected officials with respect to grand jury investigations without any charges being brought. 
  • Convinced the Department of Justice not to charge or sue a number of government contractors in differing industries following investigations of alleged False Claims Act violations.
  • Resolved False Claims Act investigation by the Department of Justice and Massachusetts Attorney General into urgent care clinic chain. 
  • Represented several diagnostic laboratories in connection with criminal and civil investigations by the Department of Justice.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in connection with SEC and DOJ insider trading investigation.
  • Secured complete dismissal of charges at trial in federal court involving mail and wire fraud against an individual charged with large-scale fraud.
  • Represented large corporation in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practice Act investigation resulting in no charges brought.
  • Represented Wynn Resorts and company executives in connection with grand jury investigation.
  • Performed internal investigation for board committee in response to whistleblower complaint.
  • Routinely represent individual witnesses in connection with FBI and OIG investigations.
  • Represented a technology company in connection with theft by former employee.
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In 2023, DOJ announced significant updates to the Criminal Division’s Corporate Enforcement Policy, the agency’s Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy for corporate criminal enforcement, and a new safe harbor for voluntary self-disclosures made in connection with M&A deals, all aimed at incentivizing companies to self-disclose their misconduct.
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Throughout 2023, the Department of Justice has prioritized voluntary self-disclosure of misconduct. The introduction of the M&A Safe Harbor Policy extends these principles to mergers and acquisitions, emphasizing the pivotal role of effective compliance programs. White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice Co-chair Eoin Beirne and Associate Nick LaPalme present a high-level summary of the policy, offering valuable insights into its implications for companies navigating the complexities of mergers and acquisitions.
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In this episode, Health Care Enforcement Defense specialists Eoin Beirne, Karen Lovitch, and Brian Dunphy discuss key regulatory and policy updates issued by the DOJ and their potential impact on False Claims Act cases, from self-disclosure to privacy regulations.
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Bridgette Keller speaks with Karen Lovitch, Brian Dunphy, and Eoin Beirne about the Mintz Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice’s recent edition of the EnforceMintz newsletter, Analyzing Health Care False Claims Act Cases, and key health care enforcement trends.
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Various COVID relief programs pumped $5 trillion into the economy, incredibly quickly, and with relatively minimal vetting. Within that enormous and necessary set of economic stimulus packages was likely the greatest amount of fraud committed on the government in the shortest amount of time in history. This article takes a look at the various issues facing government agencies as they attempt to investigate allegations of PPP fraud related to pandemic-era applications and the role of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee in coordinating and overseeing these investigations.
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On February 24, 2021, DOJ’s Criminal Division Fraud Section published its annual year-end summary. The Fraud Section focuses on prosecuting white-collar crime. The report summarizes enforcement activity in the past year and discusses notable cases from the Fraud Section’s three litigation units: (1) the Health Care Fraud (HCF) Unit; (2) the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit; and (3) the Market Integrity and Major Frauds (MIMF) Unit. In summarizing the Fraud Section’s main achievements from 2020, the report also provides valuable insights on what lies ahead for the Fraud Section in 2021. This post focuses on the health care enforcement portion of the Fraud Section’s report.
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Mintz is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 27 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2023.
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Law360 spoke to White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Co-chair Eoin Beirne as part of an in-depth series on the 'Varsity Blues' litigation.
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Mintz is pleased to announce that thirtneen Members have been named to Lawdragon's 500 Leading Litigators in America list, which honors the nation’s most elite courtroom advocates.
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Mintz is pleased to announce that 120 firm attorneys have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
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BOSTON – Mintz has earned top rankings in the 2023 edition of Legal 500 United States guide. The firm is recognized in 14 practice categories, and 59 individual attorneys are also recognized in the guide, some in more than one category.
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BOSTON –Mintz announced today that 39 of its practices and 81 of its attorneys earned recognition in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a guide to the country’s leading law firms.
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Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, Eóin Beirne spoke to Law360 regarding the acquittal of Amin Khoury in the "Varsity Blues" trial.
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In its second annual edition, 28 Mintz attorneys were named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers list.
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Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, Eóin Beirne authored an article published in Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report that explains the federal government's investigation of COVID-19 relief fraud.
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Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, Eóin Beirne, spoke to Law360 about the uncertain conviction status of the "Varsity Blues" case.
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Co-Chair of Mintz's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, Eóin Beirne, spoke to Law360 about Andrea Campbell's victory in the Massachusetts Attorney General election.
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Mintz is pleased to announce that Eóin Beirne, a Member and Co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, has been named a 2022 Litigation Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (NLJ).
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35 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 25 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2022.
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Twelve Mintz Members have been named to the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America list, which honors the nation’s most elite courtroom advocates.
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Mintz Member Eóin Beirne and Associates Jason Burrell and Nicole Henry co-authored this Law360 expert analysis article examining trends and developments in criminal health care enforcement in 2019, such as opioid-related enforcement, kickbacks and medical necessity, medical devices, U.S. Department of Justice guidance, and more. The article also posits criminal health care enforcement trends for 2020, including the increased use of data-driven investigative tools, continued opioid prosecutions, and scrutiny of new technologies or novel ways of delivering medical care.
Karen Lovitch, practice leader of the Mintz Health Law Practice, Eoin Beirne, a Member in the firm’s Litigation practice, along with Associates Samantha Kingsbury and Mackenzie Queenin authored the last in a four-part series of articles on health care enforcement trends in 2017.
Fifty-one attorneys from Mintz have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2017 and thirty have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars.
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Mintz Members will be participating in multiple panel discussions at the 2017 Boston Conference on Cyber Security hosted by Boston College and the FBI. The event presents an opportunity for leading minds to come together and fashion a more secure cyberspace.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
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Events & Speaking

Panelist
May
4
2023

2023 White-Collar Crime Conference

Boston Bar Association

Aloft Hotel Boston

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Mar
8
2017
Faculty
Feb
15
2017

Emerging Issues in Discovery Practice

MCLE | New England

Boston, MA

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Eóin Beirne, co-chair of Mintz Levin’s national White Collar and Government Investigations practice, is an accomplished white collar defense lawyer who resourcefully shepherds individual and corporate clients through government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Recognition & Awards

  • National Law Journal: 2022 Litigation Trailblazer

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts- Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations (2022-2023)

  • Lawdragon: "500 Leading Litigators in America" (2022-2023)

  • Best Lawyers in America: Criminal Defense: White Collar (2021-2024)

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Criminal Defense: White Collar (2017-2023)

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Criminal Defense: White Collar (2013 - 2016)

  • Boston Magazine: Top Lawyers – Criminal Defense-White Collar (2021 - 2022)

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Eóin Beirne, co-chair of Mintz Levin’s national White Collar and Government Investigations practice, is an accomplished white collar defense lawyer who resourcefully shepherds individual and corporate clients through government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Involvement

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Past Board Member, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • Past Member, American Bar Association’s Public Corruption and Extortion Subcommittee and the Criminal E-Discovery Taskforce
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Eoin P. Beirne

Member / Co-chair, White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice

Boston