Lauren DeSantis-Then represents clients in government investigations, internal investigations, crisis management assistance and white-collar litigation. She has significant experience representing corporate and individual clients in parallel enforcement proceedings by multiple government entities, and in connection with congressional matters. She represents clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters including: False Claims Act and qui tam litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud and abuse, Anti-Kickback Statute, agency noncompliance determinations, and other complex federal and state investigations. Her experience includes representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services, the U.S. Congress, Inspector General’s offices, as well as various attorneys general and state regulatory and enforcement bodies.
Working with boards of directors, audit committees, and corporate management, Lauren has conducted numerous internal investigations, and advised on the creation and implementation of corporate compliance and ethics programs.
In addition to government investigations, she practices in the areas of government contracts and Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). She serves as outside counsel to one of the largest global defense contractors. She has experience handling complex protests of federal procurements, prime-sub disputes, government contracts due diligence, and regulatory compliance.
A strong advocate for providing legal services to individuals and nonprofits that cannot afford representation, Lauren dedicates time to providing pro bono assistance. Most recently, she defended an elderly citizen against a predatory contractor.