I partner with my clients to best serve their needs, whether that’s an aggressive defense through trial, a diligent investigation, or a negotiated resolution.
Caroline Donovan is a partner in Foley Hoag’s White Collar Crimes and Government Investigations practice, representing companies and individuals in government and internal investigations, and defending clients against civil and criminal allegations of fraud. Caroline focuses her work in healthcare and other regulated industries, where she helps clients navigate various enforcement activity to obtain successful resolutions. Where matters cannot be resolved internally or by negotiation, Caroline represents her clients through trial and arbitration.
Caroline represents healthcare and life sciences clients in federal and state criminal and regulatory investigations and against civil claims, including under the federal False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Physician Self-Referral Law. She has experience and success with a number of recurrent issues, including billing and coding, marketing practices, and provider remuneration.
For the last four years, Caroline has provided counsel to the federal government-appointed monitor of a globally significant financial institution. In this role, she advises the monitor with respect to compliance risk assessment and investigates the implementation of the monitor’s recommended compliance improvements.
Caroline also continues to have an active civil litigation practice, working with clients across industries, including healthcare and life sciences, professional services, technology, and cannabis. Throughout her matters, Caroline has appeared in various federal and state trial courts and appellate courts, including argument before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Caroline is committed to pro bono work and has worked extensively on behalf of incarcerated persons and criminal defendants, including impact litigation, direct representation, and amicus support.
Caroline is actively involved in internal firm matters and serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee. She also edits the White Collar Law & Investigations blog. Before law school, Caroline was a healthcare consultant in Washington, D.C.