Maura S. Flaherty
Maura Flaherty focuses her practice on government and internal investigations, complex civil litigation and related compliance consulting. Since joining Ropes & Gray, Maura has represented clients in investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice, states attorneys general, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office and other international regulators. Maura also advises clients in connection with anti-corruption risk assessments and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Her clients have included international and domestic corporations and partnerships, as well as individual clients.
- Represents professional services firm in responding to intersecting state and federal investigations into allegations of political corruption.
- Represents major pharmacy company in investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and states’ Medicaid Fraud Control Units into allegations of violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Represented multinational pharmaceutical company in responding to investigation relating to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and other international anti-corruption laws in company’s China operations.
- Conducted anti-corruption risk assessments in the private equity sector, resulting in the development and implementation of compliance programs and enhanced controls at the enterprise level and for portfolio companies in various countries and industries.
- Represented consumer footwear and accessories retailer in federal litigation against major credit card brand in aftermath of data security breach.
- Co-Author, “DOJ’s ‘Yates Memo’ intensifies scrutiny of corporate management,” Financier Worldwide (February 2016)
- Co-Author, “Game changer: Confronting the new SEC whistleblower paradigm (part 3)-- Practical Guidance,”Inside Counsel (October 20, 2015)
- Co-Author, “Game changer: Confronting the new SEC whistleblower paradigm (part 2),” Inside Counsel (August 21, 2015)
- Co-Author, “Confronting the new ‘game changer’ SEC whistleblower paradigm,” Inside Counsel (June 11, 2015)