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Firm Profile

Collora LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 100 High Street, 20th Floor
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02210

Firm profile submitted by Collora LLP

Founded in 1988, Collora LLP is a litigation boutique that represents individual and corporate clients in complex civil and white-collar criminal cases. The firm’s first commitment is to its clients. The firm dedicates itself to serving as their allies, advocates and defenders. Service begins with assessing each client’s needs and helping set each client’s goals. Collora LLP tailors investigative strategies to meet those objectives. Attorneys have tenacity, creativity, versatility and experience to fight the most challenging battles and resolve the most complex disputes.

Managing Partner: William J Lovett
Number of partners: 15 Number of lawyers: 25
Languages: English, French, German

Collora LLP is uniquely equipped to assist clients not only with the preparation and argument of a successful appeal, but with the preparation and presentation of a trial that will create a solid foundation for that appeal. Appellate victories require proper preservation of legal issues. One of the ways the firm can shape fate for a client is by examining all of the pertinent facts and legal theories at the outset, so that they can design a legal strategy that can facilitate success at any stage of a proceeding. The firm’s early and intense focus on facts and legal theories not only improves a client’s chances for ultimate vindication by the highest court of review, it can also convince authorities not to proceed with charges, it can force a favorable settlement and it can win trials.
Contact: Thomas J Carey, Jr

Business Litigation:
Collora LLP has successfully represented clients in many different industries as advocates for their business-related complaints and defenders of their business-related interests. The firm’s goal is to solve problems and to obtain the client’s desired remedy or objective without the necessity of trial. However, if a case must go to trial, clients can rely upon the firm’s tenacity and skillful representation in the courtroom. Collora LLP has represented a broad range of clients in general business litigation, such as corporations, partnerships and closely held businesses, financial service and insurance companies, non-profit organizations, professional corporations and professional service firms, foreign governmental entities, doctors, lawyers, brokers, engineers and other professionals. Clients have come from different industries, including health care, financial services and insurance, waste and energy management, entertainment and media, food and beverage, employment and staffing and computers, both hardware and software.
Contact: Daniel J Cloherty

The firm has deep experience in employment-related litigation representing individuals and employers in a broad range of industries from administrative proceedings through appeal. Attorneys have expertise in Massachusetts common law claims and state and federal statutory claims and have successfully litigated groundbreaking rulings in Massachusetts employment law. The firm is also skilled in assisting clients in the prevention and investigation of potential employment liabilities before they turn into lawsuits. Collora LLP solves clients’ employment problems with efficiency, expertise and vigor.
Contact: Jody L Newman

The Healthcare team provides effective legal advocacy on behalf of healthcare institutions and professionals in matters such as fraud and abuse investigations, false claims actions in state and federal courts, audits, as well as disciplinary and other administrative agency proceedings. Firm attorneys frequently represent healthcare professionals before the Board of Registration in Medicine and other licensing authorities, and have often represented physicians in hospital-based peer-review proceedings. In addition, the healthcare team has represented health care institutions and providers involved in a variety of commercial and regulatory matters, including Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party administrator audits. Members of the healthcare practice have extensive experience in providing guidance and counsel regarding developments in health law and regulatory compliance. Contact: Paul Cirel

Securities Litigation:
Collora LLP has appeared as counsel of record in many civil actions arising out of the purchase or sale of securities, successfully representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of securities-related disputes. Attorneys have represented individuals and corporations in state and federal courts, as well as private arbitration forums, dealing with a host of legal issues related to class actions, registration statements, disclosure statements, fraud, insider trading and shareholder derivative actions including investigations by the SEC and state security offices.
Contact: Michael A Collora

White Collar Criminal Defense:
Collora LLP responds swiftly and effectively to government inquiries and enforcement actions. On behalf of clients, the firm maintains one of New England’s largest and most recognized practices in the field of government enforcement. The firm is staffed with many well-known former state and federal prosecutors. The firm has successfully defended both corporations and individuals in many of the region’s most significant state and federal probes and prosecutions. The firm has defended clients against a wide array of administrative and criminal charges such as financial, wire, securities, healthcare or tax fraud. Clients have often retained the firm prior to any charge when they first learned they were under investigation. Early intervention has enabled attorneys to persuade government prosecutors to drop all charges or negotiate settlements that protect clients while also protecting their licenses, permits and reputations. Although non public resolutions have drawn little public attention, Collora LLP has always valued them among its greatest achievements. Because of the firm’s acquired acumen in the government enforcement arena, it is able to provide clients with effective advice and service for internal investigations and compliance review. Attorneys are equipped to handle parallel civil and criminal proceedings when they arise because many lawyers are cross-trained in business litigation, regulatory proceedings and government enforcement actions. They understand how an adverse regulatory or criminal action can influence a potential civil action, and vice versa. They are committed not only to producing a good result in the case they are handling for clients, but a result that will prevent collateral damage to clients’ business.
Contact: William H Kettlewell