Michael McGovern

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Michael McGovern is co-head of Ropes & Gray’s global government enforcement group, concentrating his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defence and complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on investigations and prosecutions by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission of alleged violations of the federal antitrust laws, the federal securities laws (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), and alleged violations of various healthcare laws and regulations (including the False Claims Act). Michael has over 25 years of experience representing international and domestic corporations and partnerships, as well as officers, directors and other individual clients in complex criminal and civil investigations and litigation. Michael is listed in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers – New York, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America.Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Michael served for over seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he held supervisory positions in both the organised crime and terrorism unit and the general crimes unit.

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