Nathaniel (Nate) Mendell is a partner in Morrison Foerster’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group and was the former Acting U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He represents companies, financial institutions, boards, and executives through all phases of investigation and litigation involving allegations of corporate healthcare fraud, securities and other financial fraud, public corruption, criminal intellectual property theft, and international money laundering. After almost two decades of service in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Nate offers deep experience and insider perspectives in white collar defense, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions.
In two to three sentences, describe your practice.
My practice is focused on internal investigations and criminal matters, with an emphasis on healthcare fraud statutes, including the False Claims Act and the Anti-kickback Statute. I represent clients in federal criminal investigations and counsel them on compliance, and I also represent clients in all types of matters brought in the District of Massachusetts – including civil litigation.
Why did you choose to make MoFo your professional home?
MoFo is a positive and supportive firm where teamwork and good humor are rewarded. The prospect of building the criminal litigation practice in Boston is especially appealing to me after all my work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.
How do clients benefit from having diverse teams of lawyers working for them?
Diversity of experience, perspective, and thinking tends to foster creativity and ingenuity. For that reason, diverse teams yield better decisions and better outcomes.