Genieva A. DePass
Litigation and enforcement associate Genieva DePass joined Ropes & Gray’s Washington, D.C. office in 2017. Genieva’s practice includes anti-corruption, internal investigations, financial fraud investigations and complex civil litigation. She maintains an active pro bono practice representing victims of domestic violence in partnership with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project.
During law school, Genieva was a Current Development editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She was also an active member of the Georgetown Black Law Students Association, serving as Career Chair for the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Assisted in high-profile independent investigation into abuse of athletes within a national sports organization.
- Assisted in defense of a pharmaceutical company against allegations of violations of the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act.
- Represented individuals in settlement of FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection investigation of nutritional supplement company.
- Secured favorable outcome for parent involved in First Amendment, ADA claims against charter school. [Pro Bono]
- Assisted in fact development and systems review for an independent compliance monitorship pursuant to a DPA settlement.
- Conducted internal investigation for global medical device companies in response to alleged violations of the False Claims Act, including off-label promotion.
- Assisted in defense of a medical device manufacturer facing a False Claims Act qui tam suit relating to alleged kickbacks.
- Conducted pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence for corporate clients.
- Represented domestic violence victims seeking Civil Protection Orders.
- JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2017; Current Development Notes Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
- BS (Legal Studies and English), magna cum laude, St. John's University, 2014; Member of the President’s Society; Recipient of the 2014 P. Kevin Castel Award