Hilary B. Dudley: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Hilary B. Dudley

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Investigations & Corporate Integrity
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Educational Institutions
University University of Notre Dame,, B.S., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolDalhousie Law School,, J.D., President's Award
AdmittedMassachusetts; 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

BornToronto, 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 also has represented individuals and companies in matters before the SEC, FINRA, and Department of Environmental Protection. Hilary has served as both a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and as 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 FDA regulations, anti-kickback statutes, the Stark law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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 and 2014, 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.

•Secured immunity for a sales manager in a criminal healthcare fraud investigation.

•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.

•Successfully defended a medical device sales executive in a false claims action predicated on violations of FDA regulations.

•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.

OIG Proposed Rule Would Amend Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules; CMS Launches Open Payments Database Healthcare Law
October 17, 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Moderate BBA's Top Guns: Criminal Law Mavericks Tell All Event
September 18, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Examine the Caronia Decision in Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report Article
January 2, 2013 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Attention Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Executives - Ignorance is not bliss
October 2012 publication

Edwards Wildman's Hilary Dudley Previews Upcoming Criminal Law Mavericks Program in BBA Week
August 26, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Hilary Dudley to Be Sworn in the US Supreme Court Bar with DRI's Young Lawyer Committee
March 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Hilary Dudley Named to the Boston Bar Association's Criminal Law Steering Committee, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
January 22, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Hilary Dudley Joins Boston Bar Association Criminal Law Steering Committee
January 7, 2013
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Examine the Caronia Decision in Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report Article
January 2, 2013
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Assesses Exposure of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Executives to Criminal Liability in Bloomberg BNA's White Collar Crime Report
December 3, 2012
Financial Times Honors Edwards Wildman's Litigation Practice
November 30, 2012
Writing for Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Reporter, Steve Huggard and Hilary Dudley Examine Attorney-Client Privilege in White Collar Criminal Prosecutions
August 29, 2012
Mark Philip, Edwards Wildman Client, Cleared of All Charges After Indictments
February 2, 2012
Attorneys recognized at EAPD's Second Annual Pro Bono Award Reception
June 25, 2008


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$840 Million in Grants Available Through New HHS Transformation Initiative
Hilary B. Dudley,Tamara A. Klein,Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, November 21, 2014
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced it would make available up to $840 million in grants over the next four years through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (“TCPI”), an Affordable Care Act grant...

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Stem Cell Same Surgery Exception
Hilary B. Dudley,Tamara A. Klein,Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, November 21, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research issued draft guidance for tissue establishments and healthcare professionals who implant stem cells and other cellular or tissue-based products into human patients. The FDA regulates human cells, tissues or cellular...

OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion for Medigap “Preferred Hospital” Network Arrangement
Hilary B. Dudley,Tamara A. Klein,Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, November 20, 2014
On Monday, October 21, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) issued a favorable advisory opinion regarding the use of a “preferred hospital” network as part of the Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance...
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111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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