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Michael K. Loucks

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Michael K. Loucks, a nationally recognized health care fraud prosecutor, joined the firm as a litigation partner in the Boston office in July 2010. With 25 years in public service, Mr. Loucks most recently was Acting U.S. Attorney and First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, where he led major criminal and civil investigations, as well as many of the most high-profile health care fraud prosecutions of the past two decades.

Before serving as Acting U.S. Attorney, Mr. Loucks had a long history in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was First Assistant U.S. Attorney (2005-2009); White Collar Crime Section Chief (2005); Health Care Fraud Unit Chief (1997-2004); and Health Care Fraud Coordinator (1992-2004), where he established the office’s health care fraud practice and was involved in major prosecutions, including those involving pharmaceutical and medical devices. He was lead counsel in more than 25 trials and has argued numerous appeals in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. While Acting U.S. Attorney and First Assistant, he reviewed and approved all major prosecutions and civil matters, including all health and defense False Claims Act matters, all environmental prosecutions (including Clean Water Act discharge cases), all Armed Export and Control Act and major export and embargo-related criminal prosecutions, and all major public corruption prosecutions. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1986, after five years in private practice.

Mr. Loucks speaks frequently at seminars and symposia on prosecutions, corporate compliance and litigation-related issues associated with the health care, pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. He also writes extensively on these topics and is the co-author of Prosecuting and Defending Health Care Cases, the leading treatise in the area.

Mr. Loucks has been recognized for his achievements by several government agencies, including receiving multiple awards or citations from the Department of Justice, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1980
B.A., Harvard College, 1977 (magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

Board of Editors, Boston Bar Journal (2007-present)

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