- White Collar & Government Enforcement
- Commercial Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- Investigations & Corporate Integrity
- Government and Public Sector
- Life Sciences
- Educational Institutions
|University ||University of Notre Dame,, B.S., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Dalhousie Law School,, J.D., President's Award|
|Admitted||Massachusetts; Ontario, Canada (pending); U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts|
Boston Bar Association
Canadian American Bar Association
Defense Resource Institute
|Born||Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 1979|
Hilary represents businesses and individuals facing government enforcement actions and in commercial and criminal litigation. She focuses her practice on helping life sciences, healthcare and university clients defend against multi-front battles with government regulators, criminal prosecutors, false claim whistleblowers, and tag-along civil actions. She also helps clients with Canada-US cross-border litigation and regulatory issues.
Hilary is an experienced trial and appellate litigator in both the state and federal court systems. She has represented individuals and companies in matters before the SEC, FINRA, and Department of Environmental Protection. Hilary served as both a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and a Special Assistant Attorney General. In addition to her courtroom work, Hilary assists corporate management and directors in conducting internal investigations and addressing sensitive governance and regulatory issues, such as compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and FDA regulations.
Hilary is the Education Chair for the Boston Bar Association's Criminal Law Steering Committee and a member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Panel.
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.
•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 the Financial 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.
•Convinced the SEC not to bring administrative proceedings related to stock option granting practices against a software company despite a lengthy investigation.
•Resolved state attorney general investigations into student lending practices at two universities without administrative action.
•Conducted an internal investigation as independent counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a life sciences company that served as the basis for dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit.
Before Edwards Wildman
Before joining the Firm, Hilary served as 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 the Canadian 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 and lives in West Roxbury with her husband and three children. She ran varsity track and cross country at Notre Dame and during law school where she was a two-time national champion. She is a proud native Canadian and member of the New England Canada Business Counsel.
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