Choate Picks Up Nixon Peabody White Collar Guru

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 2:34 PM EST) -- Choate Hall & Stewart LLP on Friday said it had snagged a white collar defense expert from Nixon Peabody LLP to join its Boston office as a partner.

Choate said Melissa Bayer Tearney, Nixon Peabody’s former government investigations and white collar defense group leader, was moving to the firm as a partner in its government enforcement and compliance practice group.

In her new position, Tearney will represent corporations and individuals in criminal proceedings on the national level, specializing in health care fraud, financial fraud, environmental violations,...
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