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Laura E. Martin


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Laura’s practice encompasses internal investigations, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, white collar criminal defense, and complex litigation matters for clients in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, sports, education, and financial services. She has experience guiding clients through pre-litigation investigations and managing the electronic discovery process for internal investigations and government inquiries. In addition, Laura maintains an active pro bono practice, in which she counsels and represents clients in matters related to unemployment benefits, evictions, immigration, and sealing criminal records.

Prior to joining Mintz, Laura was a litigation associate and earlier a summer associate at a Boston-based full-service law firm, where she worked on a broad range of employment, securities, and white collar matters.

During and immediately after law school, Laura served as a student public defender with the Committee for Public Counsel Services of the Plymouth County Trial Office in Brockton, Massachusetts. While attending law school, she worked as a government & neighborhood affairs assistant for the Boston Red Sox. 

Prior to attending law school, Laura worked as an office manager and paralegal at a Boston-based boutique litigation firm that focuses on white collar criminal defense, business litigation, and appeals.


  • Part of team representing a construction company in a state Attorney General's false claims act investigation related to a construction project. 
  • Conducted internal investigations concerning employee conduct for numerous clients in the technology, sports, and higher education industries. 
  • Represented multiple clients in the healthcare industry involved in DOJ Investigations. 
  • Representation of former employees of a medical device company in multidistrict litigation and DOJ investigation.
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In the past year, DOJ obtained some of its largest recoveries in cases where violations of the Stark Law, which bars physicians from profiting from self-referrals for certain services payable by Medicare or Medicaid, served as a predicate offense for FCA claims. These included cases against Community Health Network, Covenant Healthcare System, Cardiac Imaging, and Steward Health entities.
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Several case dispositions from this past year, both criminal and civil, reaffirm DOJ’s policy of ensuring individual accountability in resolving allegations of wrongdoing and underscore the importance of considering that issue in the resolution of any FCA case.
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In 2023, the Supreme Court and the US Courts of Appeals published a number of significant decisions involving FCA issues with implications for health care and life science entities, including a deepening circuit split on the causation standard applicable to FCA cases based on theories under the Anti-Kickback Statute.
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Despite the DOJ Criminal Division’s January 2023 revisions to its Corporate Enforcement Policy defining the criteria for declining to prosecute a criminal case, based on the two case examples from this past year, it is unclear how often the DOJ will actually put that policy into practice and decline or defer prosecution.
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In our annual Health Care Enforcement Year in Review & Outlook report, we examine the data and explore health care enforcement trends and likely targets of government scrutiny for 2022 and beyond.
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Mintz attorneys represented advocacy groups that intervened in federal litigation to support a temporary selection process for Boston’s exam schools for the 2021–2022 school year. A federal district court judge held the plan to be race-neutral, and Special Counsel Andy Nathanson helped counter the plaintiff’s motion to stop the plan’s implementation during the appeal process. Following revelations of new evidence, the district court judge reaffirmed his ruling.
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On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (the “NDAA”), after overriding a presidential veto. Within the NDAA is the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the “AMLA”), which introduces substantial reforms to U.S. anti-money laundering (“AML”) and counter-terrorism financing (“CFT”) laws.
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News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that DC Office Managing Member Michelle Lipkowitz and Associate Courtney Herndon have been selected for the National Black Lawyers (NBL) “Top 100” list. Additionally, Associates Alain Mathieu, Allanah Wynn, Laura Martin, and Chris Lighten have been named to the National Black Lawyers' “Top 40 Under 40”.
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Events & Speaking

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Oralist, Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition (2017)

  • Semi-Finalist, Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition (2018)

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  • Member, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (2021 - present)
  • Member, Programs and Professional Development Committee, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (2020 – 2023)
  • Member, Membership Development Committee, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (2020 – 2021)
  • Member, White Collar Crime Section Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association (2020 – present)
  • Member, Boston University Track & Field and Cross Country Alumni Council (2020 – 2023)
  • Member, Women’s Leadership Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2020 – 2021)
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