Azure M. Aronsson

Azure M. Aronsson

Counsel, Boston

Email azure.aronsson@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 617 371 1008

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation

Azure Aronsson represents companies, executives, and licensed professionals in many industries, with a focus on healthcare, financial services, investment banking, and securities trading.

Azure represents clients in all phases of complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal matters, and government investigations. Her broad experience includes civil and criminal discovery, trial preparation, post-conviction litigation, sentencing, and appeals.

Azure has tackled government investigation matters relating to suspected or alleged false claims, wire fraud, government contract fraud, off-label marketing of medical devices, tax evasion, and public corruption. Azure regularly handles litigation matters involving contract disputes, fraud, medical device liability, Chapter 93A, and sophisticated financial issues. She has also managed employment issues involving allegations of gender and age discrimination, hostile work environment, breach of noncompete or nonsolicitation agreements, and FMLA violations.

Azure values good citizenship. She has co-chaired fundraising events for the Boston Bar Foundation, previously served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association New Lawyers Section, and captained the office's fundraising drive for Greater Boston Legal Services. She has also represented pro bono indigent clients with the Framingham Project for Incarcerated Women as well as represented musicians and filmmakers referred by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Before joining the firm in 2008, Azure served as a law clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. During law school, she interned with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Committee for Public Counsel Services.

Azure is accustomed to the intense practice and preparation associated with law, having practiced thousands of hours to attain a bachelor's and master's degree in violin performance. She started playing violin at 3, appeared at Carnegie Hall with her youth string ensemble at 7, and played in front of the Pope at 10.

Awards and recognitions

2013 - 2017

Rising Star, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Super Lawyers

2018

Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Super Lawyers

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2007

M.M., Rice University, 2001

B.M., Rice University, 1999

Memberships

Boston Bar Association, New Lawyers Section, Co-Chair

Boston Bar Foundation

Women's Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Massachusetts

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit

Representative experience

Represents healthcare companies being investigated by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

Part of defense team representing medical device manufacturer in multi-district litigation comprised of over 12,000 individual law suits alleging manufacture of defective products.

Represents doctors and other medical professionals involved in disciplinary proceedings before various state boards.

Represents medical and dental practices subject to healthcare insurance audits.

Obtained downward departure from sentencing guidelines on behalf of former securities broker.*

Successfully represented plaintiff in arbitration involving contract claim resulting in substantial arbitration award.*

Represented financial service entities suspected of state securities law violations resulting in favorable settlement with the Massachusetts Securities Division.*

Represented a prisoner pro bono in a civil rights claim relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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