Kelly M. DiSantis
Kelly DiSantis joined the litigation and enforcement practice group in 2019. Kelly has experience in government and internal investigations, white collar defense, and complex civil litigation. Kelly’s litigation experience includes drafting complaints, responsive pleadings, and motions (including dispositive motions); managing written discovery, document productions, and expert disclosures; preparing for and second-chairing depositions; mediation; and trial preparation. She maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily in the areas of criminal law and wrongful convictions.
Kelly is a graduate of Northeastern University and Harvard Law School. Before law school, she worked as a paralegal in the Economic Crimes Unit (now the Securities, Financial and Cyber Fraud Unit) of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston. During law school, she was an executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review and served on the executive board of the Women’s Law Association. She also represented clients in federal and state courts through her law school’s Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic and interned at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
- Represents health care and life sciences companies in civil and criminal investigations by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Controlled Substances Act, among other statutes
- Represented national health care provider in multibillion dollar qui tam litigation, securing summary judgment on False Claims Act claims
- Worked closely with expert witnesses to develop expert disclosures and prepare for depositions
- Represented home goods wholesaler in contract dispute in Massachusetts state court
- Drafted Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of leading mutual fund industry association
- Member of team supporting the Special Master appointed by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to recommend and aid in the implementation of framework for early release of inmates at county jails and state houses of correction in response to coronavirus pandemic
- JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2019
- BA (Sociology), summa cum laude, Northeastern University, 2015
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2019
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts