Melissa Tearney

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

My Contact Information

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Boston, MA
Phone 1: 617-248-4068

Social Links




Melissa Tearney is Co-Chair of Choate’s Litigation Department. She has nearly 30 years of experience defending companies in government investigations, directing internal investigations, and advising international companies in implementation of compliance measures and programs. Melissa’s subject matter and industry expertise and strategic thinking make her a highly trusted advisor for clients in high-stakes matters.

Melissa has been named a “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “2016 Woman of Influence” by the Boston Business Journal, a “White Collar Crime Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. She is listed in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.

Practice Areas

  • FDA Enforcement
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar Crime