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Nick A. LaPalme


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Nick focuses his practice on white collar defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation matters. He has experience representing clients before state and federal courts, overseeing internal investigations, and advising on compliance matters. Nick works with clients across a variety of industries, including financial services.

Prior to joining Mintz, Nick served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Christina Reiss of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, which included two sittings by designation on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Earlier, he was an associate and a summer associate at an international law firm in New York City, where he handled internal investigations, reviewed and implemented compliance programs for his clients, managed productions in response to requests from government agencies, and formally presented to various regulators on behalf of his clients.

Nick graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law and was the salutatorian of his class. He was awarded the Dr. John Ordronaux Prize by the law school faculty at graduation for exemplary academic performance and leadership. While earning his JD, Nick served as an editor of the Boston University Law Review, represented a diverse array of clients as a student attorney with the Civil Litigation Clinic, and was a judicial intern for the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


DOJ Announces it is Designing a Whistleblower Rewards Program

March 18, 2024 | Blog | By Eoin Beirne, Karen Lovitch, Brian Dunphy, Nick A. LaPalme

In early March 2024 at the American Bar Association’s 39th National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Lisa Monaco’s keynote remarks previewed the development of new and significant Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) policy initiatives. Her speech reemphasized many of DOJ’s key themes throughout the current administration, including individual accountability, the importance of strong corporate compliance programs, incentivizing voluntary self-disclosure of misconduct, and adapting to keep up with disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence.
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EnforceMintz — DOJ’s Efforts in 2023 to Incentivize Voluntary Self-Disclosure

February 8, 2024 | Blog | By Eoin Beirne, Nick A. LaPalme, Karen Lovitch

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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EnforceMintz — DOJ and OIG Guidance Emphasizes the Importance of a Robust and Dynamic Compliance Program

February 8, 2024 | Blog | By Cory S. Flashner, Samantha Kingsbury, Nick A. LaPalme

In 2023, the DOJ amplified compliance-related incentives for companies under criminal investigation (including health care companies), while the OIG has substantially revised and modernized previously issued compliance guidance and resources applicable to health care companies and providers.
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DOJ Announces New M&A Safe Harbor Policy

November 28, 2023 | Blog | By Eoin Beirne, Nick A. LaPalme

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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DOJ’s Criminal Division Announces Key Policy Updates Regarding Compensation, Compliance Programs, and Monitors

March 7, 2023 | Blog | By Eoin Beirne, Cory S. Flashner, Edmund P. Daley, Nick A. LaPalme

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DOJ Issues Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy for All United States Attorney’s Offices

February 24, 2023 | Blog | By Eoin Beirne, Cory S. Flashner, Edmund P. Daley, Nick A. LaPalme

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