Gregory W. Carey: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Gregory W. Carey

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corruption & the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Securities Litigation
  • Government and Public Sector
  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Investigations & Corporate Integrity
  • International Trade Compliance
  • Compliance for Risk Management
University American University, B.S.B.A.
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D.
AdmittedMassachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


Boston Bar Association
Georgetown Club of Boston


Greg is a member of the Litigation Department and is based in the Firm's Boston office. Greg's practice focuses on government enforcement matters, including advising and defending companies under investigation for actual or potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. economic sanctions, and U.S. export laws. However, Greg's practice also includes handling a wide variety of civil matters in state and federal courts, ranging from defending companies involved in complex commercial disputes to representing a prisoner in a civil rights lawsuit relating to his incarceration.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

•Drafted FCPA-related policies, sections of employee handbooks, and due diligence questionnaires for various multi-national companies.

•Analyzed the FCPA risks associated with an international telecommunications company's expansion in various high-risk countries.

•Participated in the internal investigation of an aircraft company investigating potential bribes paid by employees and agents to high-ranking officials of a foreign government.

U.S. Export Laws and Economic Sanctions Programs

•Advised company with sales in Cuba, Iran and Syria on the impact of U.S. economic sanctions on the company's plan to enter the U.S. market.

•Conducted an internal investigation and assisted a client respond to a Commerce Department subpoena relating to the client's prior ownership of several Boeing 747s operating in Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

•Advised a private equity firm in connection with self-disclosing a portfolio company's violations of the sanctions against Syria.

•Advised a pharmaceutical company regarding the impact of the Burmese Sanction Regulations on its application for patents in Burma.

•Advised a U.S. pharmaceutical company regarding the export law implications of foreign nationals working with sensitive materials and technology regulated by the Commerce Department.

•Advised a hospital regarding the export law implications of shipping bio-specimens to overseas laboratories.

•Advised an insurance company regarding the impact of U.S. sanctions on the company's potential coverage of policyholders with assets in Iran.

Other Select Litigation Matters

•Pereira v. Leblanc, et al., Case No. 10-cv-10238 (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts). Lead trial counsel in a week-long jury trial in federal court in which the firm represented a prisoner in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Correction who alleged his civil rights were violated by several correctional officers.

•Represented various companies responding to SEC subpoenas, including preparing and defending employees interviewed or deposed by the SEC.

•Participated in the internal investigation of a public company investigating its former chief executive officer for potential embezzlement and accounting fraud.

•Represented a money manager in a week-long disciplinary hearing before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to attending law school, Greg was a paralegal at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where he worked for a team of white-collar defense attorneys representing the Chairman and CEO of a high-profile corporation who was on trial for accounting fraud. While in law school, Greg spent a summer working in the legal department of the Boston Red Sox.


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China FCPA Case Shows That A Deferred Prosecution Agreement May Not Cap Reputational Risk And Expensive Legal Fees
Gregory W. Carey,Stephen G. Huggard, November 6, 2013
In January 2011, Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a San Diego-based manufacturer of energy storage and power-delivery products, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and paid $13.65 million in penalties to the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission in connection with...
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Gregory W. Carey

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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