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Mitch Lazris focuses on complex enforcement investigations in the life sciences industry and litigation relating to a range of health care issues. He is a member of the firm's Life Science industry sector team and the firm's White Collar and Fraud Steering Committee.
For over 20 years, Mitch has represented pharmaceutical, biologics, and medical device manufacturers, universities, academic health centers, and research institutes in a wide variety of government investigations, both civil and criminal, involving issues arising under federal and state laws. He has defended clients from disputes arising under the Anti-Kickback Act; the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the False Claims Act; and state consumer protection acts. His experience encompasses internal investigations, congressional investigations, GAO investigations, grand jury practice, as well as related civil litigation activity, such as the defense of qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and related laws.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Mitch was a trial attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Department of Justice. In that capacity, he investigated, litigated, and settled complex multimillion dollar civil False Claims Act matters, including numerous qui tam actions. His primary areas of focus were health care and defense contract fraud matters, which often involved parallel criminal and state investigations.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1992
- A.B., Princeton University, magna cum laude, 1988
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia