Coleman Gay is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group. Before joining the firm in 2021, Coleman was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the False Claims Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he handled matters involving the Massachusetts False Claims Act, the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law, and the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law.

During law school, Coleman interned for the Honorable Scott L. Kafker of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Before attending law school, Coleman worked on Capitol Hill for a United States Congressman.


  • Represents global pharmaceutical company in inquiries by the FTC and a state attorney general into alleged violations of antitrust and consumer protection laws.
  • Represents multinational medical device manufacturer in DOJ investigation into alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA).
  • Represents health care provider and private equity firm in DOJ investigation into purported violations of the federal FCA.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on settlement of a qui tam action brought by a relator under the federal FCA.
  • Assisted major pharmaceutical company in responding to a state attorney general’s inquiry into potential misrepresentations made to state officials regarding drug products.
  • Represents a special litigation committee in its investigation into shareholders’ derivative claims against a beverage distributor. Assisted in drafting the special litigation committee’s report detailing its investigation.
  • Advised life sciences firm on issues related to its its drug application to FDA and the Dodd-Frank Act’s and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower provisions.
  • Conducts pre-acquisition and post-acquisition due diligence on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and ESG risk for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.
  • Assisted in drafting handbook on money laundering and terrorism financing risk for foreign non-profit organization.
  • Assisted in researching and writing Ropes & Gray’s Crypto Quarterly, a newsletter highlighting government enforcement actions, private litigation, and federal and state regulation of digital assets, blockchain and related technologies.

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