Carol Starkey

Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP

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Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Boston, MA
Office: 617-348-8266

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Carol is a trial lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and regulatory law, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. She has a wide range of experience handling complex matters before the federal and state trial courts throughout Massachusetts. Carol serves as Co-chair of the firm's white collar and regulatory practice group and has been appointed to the firm's management committee. In addition, Carol was a past President of the Boston Bar Association and its governing council for the 2016-2017 program year. She has also served as the BBA's President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, a member of the Council and Executive Committee, the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Group Mentoring Program, and the Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal law Section. Carol is a past Chair of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and the former Vice Chair for the White-Collar Defense and Investigations Committee for the International Association of Defense Counsel. 

Prior to joining Conn Kavanaugh, Carol was Chief of the Economic Crimes Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where she concentrated her work in the areas of white-collar crime and public corruption, often involving complex financial crimes. She frequently coordinated her efforts with related state and federal agencies, such as the Board of Bar Overseers, the United States Attorney's Office, the Securities Exchange Commission, and the State Department of Revenue.

Carol has been named a 2017 "Top Women of Law Circle of Excellence" honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  She has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 - 2020 publications of The Best Lawyers of America, and Carol has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in New England for white collar defense and one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts.  She has been selected as one of the "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" since the designation was created in 2004.  Finally, Carol has received the an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating, in The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Crime
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • State Attorney Generals
  • Title IX
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime