Paula J. DeGiacomo concentrates her practice in the area of white collar defense and related complex civil litigation. She represents individuals and corporations in government enforcement and regulatory actions concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, and other fraud and corruption matters. Paula also represents corporations in corporate internal investigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Paula spent nine years as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts where she investigated and tried an array of complex money laundering, bank, wire, fraud and racketeering cases, as well as multidistrict drug conspiracies, for which she received numerous awards. She has also served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and was the Chief of the Criminal Appellate Division.
Paula's broad appellate experience includes briefing as well as arguing thirty appeals in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, including two en banc appeals and three reversals of district court decisions. She has also argued several appeals in the Massachusetts appellate courts.