Molly Gachignard joined the litigation department as an associate in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Molly worked as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. During law school, Molly worked with a small criminal defense firm in Boston and a solo practitioner in South Carolina. Molly was a member of the Northeastern University Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Molly toured the United States and Canada as a pianist and conductor on the national tour of Wicked.
Molly maintains an active pro bono practice. She serves on the leadership team of Project Validate, the firm’s initiative to help transgender individuals obtain amended state and federal identification documents, in partnership with GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. Molly was also part of the team that successfully obtained a reversal of the Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision in Pavan v. Smith denying same-sex married couples the right to be named on their children’s birth certifications at the United States Supreme Court.
- Conducts pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence for corporate clients.
- Assisted financial services company in connection with routine inquiries from domestic regulators.
- Represents multi-national pharmaceutical company in its post-acquisition reporting requirements with the FTC.
- Assisting in the presentation of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in an investigation by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Assisted in the representation of two global investment management firms in shareholder litigation.
- Assisted in the representation of a client in matters before the Federal Trade Commission.
- Co-author, “Anti-Corruption In Mexico: Reasons For Cautious Optimism,” Law360 (November 29, 2017)
- Co-author, “To Certify or Not to Certify: Considerations for Whether to Certify Compliance With the Anti-Bribery Standard ISO 37001,” The FCPA Report (March 15, 2017)