Jessica C. Sergi

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  • Boston College (JD)
  • Boston College (BA, English, Philosophy)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Jessica’s practice encompasses a wide range of litigation matters with an emphasis on government investigations, including investigations relating to health care, securities, and criminal issues. She represents corporations, officers, directors, and other individuals in all phases of government investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, criminal prosecutions, and civil matters. Jessica has particular expertise handling disputes under federal and state False Claims Acts.

Jessica previously worked at the Federal Public Defenders Office, assisting in all aspects of complex criminal cases and served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Special Investigation and Narcotics Division. As part of the Mintz Levin rotation program, she also investigated, prosecuted and tried numerous cases for the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office in Framingham, MA. She also completed a legal internship at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau, where she assisted in the representation of indigent clients in civil litigation.

During law school, she was a senior editor of the Boston College Law Review.

Representative Matters

  • Representing pharmaceutical and health care companies in all stages of government investigations as a result of False Claims Act complaints. Legal issues include but are not limited to: Anti-Kickback Statute, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Representing a former portfolio manager accused of violating Section 206 by engaging in market timing in an SEC enforcement proceeding.
  • Representing a former corporate officer accused of violating Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act, Rule 10b-5, and Section 20(e) of the Exchange Act in an SEC enforcement proceeding.
  • Successfully defending a bank in federal court in a class action lawsuit alleging that the bank was liable for the losses the plaintiffs sustained because of Bernard Madoff's unprecedented fraud.
  • Successfully defending a clearing broker against fraud and breach of contract claims.
  • Advising construction firms in litigation and compliance related to state and federal public works projects.
  • Representing numerous indigent federal criminal defendants accused of various crimes including, but not limited to, felon in possession, possession of controlled substances, false statements/claims, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
  • Advising various companies in reviewing and developing compliance policies and practices.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, ABA Young Lawyers Division White Collar Crime Steering Committee
  • Past Member, Heading Home Outreach Council
  • Past Mentor, Mother Caroline Academy, Dorchester, MA