Amanda Hainsworth

Associate - Boston

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Amanda Hainsworth is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. She represents individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts at all levels. In particular, Amanda focuses her practice on white collar crime and government investigations, and complex business litigation. She has particular expertise in government investigations in the health care industry, including criminal investigations and civil investigations arising from violations of the False Claims Act. Amanda also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on the representation of criminal defendants and litigation focused on civil rights and juvenile justice issues.

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  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Brown University, B.A., academic honors, 2005

Representative Experience

  • Representing French and Luxembourg banks in Madoff-related litigation.
  • Representing executives of pharmaceutical companies in industry wide investigation.
  • Representing pharmaceutical and medical device company executives in civil and criminal investigations.
  • Representing energy company in commercial litigation in federal court.
  • Defended French telecommunications company in commercial litigation in federal district court that resulted in a favorable jury trial verdict.
  • Defended Fortune 200 company in wrongful death litigation in state court.
  • Defended medical device company executive in federal False Claims Act litigation.
  • Successfully represented investment advisor in civil litigation involving allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds.
  • Special Assistant District Attorney, Norfolk County

Pro Bono

  • Second chaired first degree murder trial.
  • Represented indigent criminal defendants in post-conviction matters.
  • Gloucester County School Board v. GG, U.S. Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of national GLBTQ legal organizations
  • Fisher v. University of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
  • McCullen v. Coakley, U.S. Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • McKaig v. Farmington School Board, New Hampshire Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England


  • Joan W. Scott Prize, Brown University (2005)


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member 
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Member
  • Lawyers for Transgender Rights, 2012 - 2016, Host Committee Co-Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Foley Hoag Foundation, Grant Application Reviewer
  • Youth Advocacy Foundation, Board of Directors, 2013-2017
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court