Melanie G. Wegner

Associate

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  • JD, with high honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2016; Order of the Coif; member,The George Washington Law Review
  • BA (Psychology and Political Science), with highest distinction, Indiana University, 2013; General Honors Notation from Hutton Honors College

Qualifications

  • Illinois, 2016

Melanie G. Wegner

Associate

Melanie Wegner joined Ropes & Gray as an associate in the litigation department in 2016.

During law school, Melanie worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Carol Ann Dalton of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Additionally, Melanie was a member of the George Washington Law Review, research assistant for Professor Naomi Cahn, and a writing fellow with the George Washington University Law School Writing Center.

Experience

  • Advising the board members of a medical technology company in connection with several related matters, including civil and criminal investigations by the DOJ and FDA, qui tam (whistleblower) complaints, a class action lawsuit, and multiple shareholder derivative suits. 
  • Representing of a group of surgeons in a False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit relating to alleged unlawful billing of services.  
  • Conducts pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence for corporate clients.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in an investigation by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Conducted internal investigation relating to potential Anti-Kickback Statute violations for a multinational pharmaceutical company.
  • Conducted internal investigation for American multinational technology company regarding potential FCPA violations.
  • Assisted in the representation of a client before the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Pro Bono – Obtained asylum for Tajik woman persecuted on account of her non-conformity with prevailing social, political, and religious norms and who feared future persecution on account of her sexual orientation.
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