Marisa Cruz-Glaudemans brings years of experience in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation to her clients. She has in-depth experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare arenas, including matters arising under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Act, the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act, and the Stark Statute. Marisa has also represented numerous clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Marisa has managed wide-ranging investigations for clients involving business conduct, including assisting clients to navigate fact discovery and e-discovery challenges associated with responding to U.S. government-originated subpoenas. Her experience encompasses internal, government, and congressional investigations.
In addition to her litigation work, Marisa is actively involved in the firm's Pro Bono practice. Currently, she is a member of the firm's public defender service program, representing indigent clients in criminal proceedings. In addition, she represents clients in capital punishment cases, civil matters (including Right to Housing cases), and immigration proceedings. Marisa rotated through the firm's Pro Bono department and represented a client in competency-to-be-executed proceedings before state and federal courts. This team received the Hogan Lovells 2013 Seymour Mintz Excellence Award for Good Citizenship.
While in law school, Marisa worked in two public defender offices where she focused on criminal defense litigation, and she also gained valuable experience as lead counsel in criminal matters at the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard. As a member of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, she advised clients on dispute resolution. Marisa also served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the U.S. Department of State's Freedom of Information Act office, while she studied economics and government and politics at the University of Maryland in College Park. She was also a member of the International Studies Scholars Program.