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Laura G. Hoey

Laura G. Hoey

Ropes & Gray LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Laura Hoey is a partner in the government enforcement practice at Ropes & Gray LLP in Chicago. Laura combines her trial and investigative skills as a former federal health care fraud prosecutor with extensive experience in the health care industry. Laura is known for creative and tenacious defenses and for efficient, well-managed internal investigations.

She represents clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic laboratory, and dental industries who are facing government investigations and Congressional inquiries. Laura conducts internal investigations in all types of government and regulatory compliance matters including:

  • potential violations of whistleblower and anti-kickback statutes and of anti-corruption and anti-bribery statutes, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,
  • alleged health care fraud,
  • alleged improper marketing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices for uses for which they have not been approved by the FDA (off-label marketing), and
  • alleged violations of privacy and data security laws, including HIPAA.

As a federal prosecutor, Laura prosecuted health care fraud, kickback violations, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act violations, document destruction and obstruction cases, and criminal HIPAA violations, as well as tax fraud and public corruption. She was first chair in five trials, winning convictions in all five.

In 2008, Laura received the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s Integrity Award.

Laura is a member of the firm’s Privacy Working Group, the Co-Chair of the Firm's Women's Forum, and a Member of the Pro Bono Committee.


  • JD, 2001, Yale Law School
  • BA, summa cum laude, 1998, University of Notre Dame, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • Illinois, 2012


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


  • Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

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