Kirsten B. Liedl
Litigation associate Kirsten B. Liedl focuses her practice on government investigations, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Her clients have included medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, health care providers, and financial services firms. She has experience with the False Claims Act, federal and state anti-kickback laws, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, federal securities laws, and state consumer protection laws.
Kirsten maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing survivors of child sex trafficking in a federal civil case. Kirsten has also represented individuals in immigration and family law matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Kirsten served as a judicial clerk to Justice Peter T. Zarella at the Connecticut Supreme Court. During law school, Kirsten was a comments editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor.
- Conducted internal investigations on a variety of subjects, including off label use and promotion, anti-kickback violations, anti-corruption, and financial records fraud.
- Represented behavioral health organization in investigation by Department of Justice regarding health care fraud.
- Represented an academic institution in an arbitration regarding an IP licensing dispute.
- Represented biotechnology company in False Claims Act litigation regarding speaker programs.
- Represented medical device and pharmaceutical companies in investigations by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Investigated and defended private equity advisor in SEC investigation regarding fees, expenses, and potential conflicts of interest.
- Represented international client in Hong Kong arbitration regarding a commercial supply agreement.
- Drafted preliminary injunction motion in breach of contract and intellectual property dispute.
- Obtained asylum and special immigrant juvenile status for juvenile clients.
- Co-author, “SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity: A Practical Guide for Private Funds,” The Securities Litigation Review, Fifth Edition (July 2019)
- Co-author, “SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity: A Practical Guide for Private Funds,”The Securities Litigation Review, Third Edition (July 2017)
- Co-author, “Conflicts: It’s Not Just Fees and Expenses,” American Investment Council (March 28, 2017)
- JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013; Comments Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
- BA, Vassar College, 2009
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2013
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2018