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Julianna I. Hanlon


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Julianna’s practice encompasses a wide variety of litigation matters.  She advises clients at all stages of dispute resolution, from pre-litigation case analysis, fact investigation and discovery, to dispositive motion practice, evidentiary disputes, trials and appeals.  Her experience includes witness preparation, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions and representing clients before administrative bodies.

Julianna has significant experience defending clients against alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and federal securities laws.  She also has substantial experience advising clients in connection with real estate and land use matters where local zoning rules and regulations are at issue.  She regularly provides strategic advice on motion and briefing practice across a wide-range of disputes.

Julianna is also a member of the Firm’s Communications Infrastructure Litigation practice, with experience litigating claims under the Communications Act.

Her recent pro bono work includes several successful representations of claimants in obtaining or maintaining SSI or SSDI benefits before Administrative Law Judges at the Social Security Administration.  Before returning to Mintz, Julianna worked within the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office and in the Office of the General Counsel at Partners Healthcare.  She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Harry M. Grossman of the Massachusetts Land Court.

Prior to beginning her legal career she worked in the offices of Senator John Kerry and Governor Deval Patrick.


  • Northeastern University (JD)
  • Simmons College (BA)


  • Member, Melrose Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Co-Chair, Pro- Bono, Boston Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Steering Committee
  • Member, Young Members Advisory Committee, Boston Ballet
  • Former Commissioner, Melrose Human Rights Commission
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Real Estate Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association Real Estate Steering Committee (2014-2016)


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Health Care Enforcement Year-in-Review and 2020 Outlook: Civil Fraud Enforcement Developments and Trends

January 21, 2020 | Blog | By Brian Dunphy, Laurence Freedman, Karen Lovitch, Julianna Hanlon, Nicole Henry, Clare Prober

As discussed in our article recently published by Law360, 2019 brought yet another year of robust health care enforcement activity, and the False Claims Act (FCA) remains the government’s most powerful civil health care enforcement tool.  This post will give an overview of our article, which covers these issues and more in great detail.
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