practice areas

Practice Areas

Criminal trials, appeals, and postconviction representation in state and federal courts

  • serious felonies and misdemeanors
  • complex federal sentencing proceedings
  • criminal appeals before the state and federal courts
  • certiorari petitions to the US Supreme Court
  • new trial motions and motions to vacate guilty pleas
  • federal habeas corpus petitions
  • access to DNA and forensic testing and actual innocence/wrongful conviction cases

Collateral consequences of criminal proceedings

  • parole hearings
  • prisoner reclassification
  • Sex Offender Registration Board (SORB) proceedings
  • CORI and criminal records sealing
  • criminal forfeiture proceedings

Federal regulatory and white-collar offenses – grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions

  • tax evasion and fraud
  • health care, medical device and pharmaceutical fraud, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory violations
  • export control violations
  • computer crimes and copyright infringement
  • bank, securities, mail, and wire fraud
  • environmental regulatory violations
  • cash-transaction violations
  • grant and federal contractor fraud and debarment

State district and superior court criminal cases

  • larceny, embezzlement, and robbery cases
  • murder, manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide and assault cases
  • drug possession, distribution, and trafficking cases
  • rape, indecent assault and battery, and other sex assault cases

Academic misconduct and university disciplinary proceedings

  • representation of students, and professors
  • allegations of plagiarism, cheating, and other academic integrity violations
  • violations of university rules prohibiting alcohol and drug use and campus sexual misconduct

Scientific research misconduct

  • representation of professors, physicians, engineers, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students and other researchers
  • representation before university and medical school investigative panels
  • representation before the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal agencies

Professional licensing, registration, and disciplinary matters

  • representation of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and dentists before the Boards of Registration in Medicine and Dentistry
  • representation of attorneys before the Board of Bar Overseers and the Supreme Judicial Court

Constitutional, civil liberties, and international human rights matters

  • First Amendment defense of journalists, computer developers, and media organizations
  • protection of rights to choice in marriage and freedom of association international extraditions
  • representation of workers in security clearance proceedings