Emily M. Lyons | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Emily M. Lyons

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Lyons Emily

Emily M. Lyons
Lyons Emily
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With a passion for project management, Emily Lyons works with companies to manage complicated matters from the investigation stage through to their ultimate resolution. Emily also advises health care companies and financial services institutions in internal investigations to address potential or actual enforcement matters. 

With over 13 years of experience, she advises individual and entity clients on federal and state regulatory compliance, advocacy to the government, mediation, and government litigation involving electronic document management, interviews and testimony, written advocacy, settlement negotiations, trial and hearing preparation, and appeals. 

Emily has particular experience in complex government investigations and financial disputes, particularly in investigations and cases involving the False Claims Act, federal and state securities laws, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and other federal financial services laws. Additionally, she advocates for clients in enforcement-related investigations from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). From health care fraud, anti-money laundering (AML) corruption, and market manipulation to insider trading and accounting and disclosure fraud, Emily guides clients through the complex compliance environment with federal and state authorities. 

Emily's academic writing and certifications complement her practice. Passing all sections of the CPA exam following a degree in accounting, Emily also holds an LLM in Taxation. During law school, Emily was an intern at the SEC's Enforcement Division and a staff editor on the University of Denver Law Review.

Representative experience

Managing multiple internal compliance investigations for financial services firms for compliance with FDIC and BSA rules and regulations. 

Leading team in government investigation of potential price reporting violations for a large pharmaceutical company, including development of motion to dismiss and preparation for pending litigation.

Obtained a DOJ declination and subsequent relator dismissal of an FCA qui tam action for a large pharmaceutical company. 

Representing multiple clinical laboratories in False Claims Act investigations, including negotiating limited scope of investigation, managing associate teams and presenting key findings. 

Leading a multi-year CID investigation, including preparation for CID depositions and advocacy preparation, for a large government contractor.

Advising multiple regulatory internal investigations for FDA-regulated clients regarding current compliance with regulations and applicable policies. 

Obtained a favorable resolution in the investigation of a clinical laboratory’s response to an SEC subpoena.

Coordinated the settlement of criminal and civil investigations and litigation for a large pharmaceutical company.

Obtained a favorable settlement and Deferred Prosecution Agreement for large foreign company in connection with criminal and civil trade secret litigation.

Managed multiple internal privacy compliance investigations for a large technology company. 

Prepared a former executive of a large publicly traded company in SEC testimony in an SEC enforcement investigation.  

Represented a public company subsidiary in a multi-year False Claims Act qui tam investigation and subsequent litigation through fact and expert discovery.

Represented a major international automotive company in an ICC arbitration against another international automotive company.

Participated in the mediation and settlement of a case involving a breach of a contract for a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority-regulated entity.


Represented public companies in SEC inquiries and investigations concerning alleged securities fraud.


Obtained a declination from the United States in a whistleblower suit for a leading medical equipment manufacturer.


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009
  • LL.M., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009
  • B.S., John Carroll University, cum laude, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
Court admissions
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association