Joshua S. Levy
Joshua Levy was named the co-managing partner of the firm’s Boston office in 2021 after serving for several years as the co-chair of the global Litigation and Enforcement practice group at Ropes & Gray LLP. He focuses on white collar defense and related complex civil litigation, particularly in the health care, pharmaceutical, medical device and Health IT industries.
In 2020, Joshua was lead counsel for Practice Fusion in its settlement with DOJ relating to its electronic health records business. He was also lead counsel on DOJ’s first enforcement action under the Sunshine Act relating to public disclosure of industry payments to health care professionals. In 2019, Joshua was lead counsel for one of the parents charged in the college admissions scandal. In 2018 and 2019, Joshua represented both Pfizer and Alexion in securing favorable False Claims Act settlements involving novel kickback theories relating to Patient Assistance Programs. In 2017, Joshua led a team that secured a $40 million criminal and civil global resolution with DOJ, FDA, OIG and the SEC, which included criminal misbranding and HIPAA charges. In 2016, Mr. Levy secured a complete acquittal after a three-week trial in federal court of a real estate developer and he was named as one of the Lawyers of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In 2016, Joshua also led teams that secured the first DOJ declination under the FCPA Pilot Program and won a significant False Claims Act case dismissal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Levy spent seven years as a federal prosecutor in the Economic Crimes Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He prosecuted a wide range of white collar crimes, including health care fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, terrorism financing, investor fraud, embezzlement, export violations, environmental crimes, and telemarketing fraud. Joshua was profiled in an American Lawyer story about leading federal prosecutors for his work at the U.S. Attorney's Office. He received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service in 2000. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Joshua was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray and a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County.