Hannah Vail is an associate in Ropes & Gray's litigation and enforcement practice group. Hannah routinely represents clients in civil litigation including complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and federal securities litigation. Hannah also maintains an active pro bono practice in immigration, criminal defense, and family law matters.
During law school, Hannah was a Note Editor on the Suffolk University Law Review. She was also a member of the Suffolk University Law School Family Advocacy Clinic, and was a judicial intern for Judge Juan Torruella, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
- Representing several mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
- Representing an electronic health record vendor in a federal investigation concerning alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act.
- Representing several clients in seeking or defending against preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders.
- Assisting private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies to identify, assess, and mitigate corruption, sanctions, and money-laundering risks related to various transactions and investments.
- Co-author, “Pharma & Med Device Bidding, State-Mandated Disclosures, & Public Records Laws,” Bloomberg Law (March 2, 2021)
- Co-author, "Refocusing the Jones Analysis: New Trends in Excessive Fee Litigation," Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, Vol. 53, No. 11 (June 10, 2020)
- “Cybersecurity Reform in the Wake of the OPM Breach,” 50 Suffolk University Law Review 221 (2017)
- JD, magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2017
- BA, summa cum laude, University of Maine, 2014
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2017
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2019
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2019
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2018