Laura Hoey is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Chicago. She joined the firm’s government enforcement practice in June 2011 after serving four and a half years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Laura represents a variety of clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, and dental industries who are facing government investigations and Congressional inquiries. She directs internal investigations in all types of government and regulatory compliance matters including regularly advising clients on potential violations involving health care fraud, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and HIPAA privacy and security.
As a federal prosecutor, Laura was the Health Care Fraud Coordinator and helped organize the health care fraud task force, which included federal and local law enforcement. Laura prosecuted criminal HIPAA violations, as well as tax fraud and public corruption cases. She was first chair in five trials, winning convictions in all five.
Laura is also a member of the firm’s Privacy Working Group, bringing to bear her experience in prosecuting criminal HIPAA violations, three of which related to the hospital records of a local celebrity. In 2008, Laura received the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s Integrity Award.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Laura was an associate with the firm. Laura is also the co-chair of the Firm's Women's Forum and a Member of the Pro-Bono Committee.