- Complex Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- Financial Services Litigation
- White Collar & Government Enforcement
- Investigations & Corporate Integrity
|University ||University of Notre Dame, B.Sc., summa cum laude, 2002|
|Law School||Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, LL.B., 2005|
|Admitted||Massachusetts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court|
Boston Bar Association
Canadian American Bar Association
Defense Resource Institute
|Born||Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 1979|
Hilary is an associate in the Litigation Department. She represents businesses and individuals in criminal and complex civil litigation, with a focus on white collar criminal defense and government enforcement actions. Hilary has represented clients in state and federal criminal cases, SEC and FINRA matters, state Attorney General investigations, and state and federal agency proceedings.
In 2012, Hilary was named a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers Magazine in the category of Criminal Defense: White Collar. In 2013, she was listed as a New England Super Lawyer. She also is the current Chair of Education Sub-Committee for the Boston Bar Association's Criminal Law Steering Committee.
•Represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in numerous evidentiary hearings and trials (both bench and jury) during a six-month rotation as a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
•Successfully defended the former President of Stryker Biotech in having all charges dismissed in a federal health care fraud case related to alleged off-label promotion. This outcome was cited in theFinancial Times in November 2012 as the basis for including Edwards Wildman in the list of commended litigation practices in the publication's annual survey of innovative law firms.
•Assisted in convincing the SEC to not bring administrative proceedings against a software company for stock option granting practices despite a lengthy SEC investigation.
•Lead associate engaged by a university in a NSF-OIG investigation involving federal grant money and two universities in state attorney general investigations into student lending practices.
•Part of the team engaged by the Board of Directors of a Massachusetts biotechnology company as independent counsel to the Special Committee in connection with an investigation of the company's historical stock option granting practices.
•Lead counsel securing dismissals of cases against a bank in a mortgage foreclosure rescue scheme action, a telecommunications company in a Fair Credit Reporting Act action, a credit card company in an Internet Gambling Enforcement Act action, and a university in a misrepresentation action.
•Assisted in the successful defense of a financial institution at the trial court and First Circuit level in a consumer class action related to credit card practices.
Before Edwards Wildman
Before joining the Firm, Hilary served as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While attending law school, Hilary was a student editor for theCanadian Journal of Law and Technology. She also interned with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (Trial Division), Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Hilary is an avid runner.
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