George VarghesePartner at WilmerHale LLP
George is a partner in the White Collar Defense and Investigations group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. George’s practice focuses on advising clients, including companies and academic institutions, related to federal and state government investigations. The matters he works on deal with legal challenges spanning law, policy, and business.
George joined WilmerHale after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for fourteen years in the United States Attorney’s Offices for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. As a health care fraud prosecutor, he led the investigation of New England Compounding Center, the compounding pharmacy responsible for the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak – one of the largest public health crises ever caused by a pharmaceutical drug. NECC’s contaminated steroid injections harmed approximately 793 individuals throughout the country and resulted in over 100 deaths.
At WilmerHale, George represents numerous pharmaceutical and medical devices companies related to government investigations and complex litigation, including litigation involving the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
George clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.