Lauren M. Papenhausen

Partner, Boston


Lauren’s in-depth understanding of the industries she supports provides clients with an advantage in overcoming the odds in high-stakes litigation.


Lauren Papenhausen is a partner in the Global White Collar Practice Group and is based in the Boston office. She focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. Lauren guides her clients through high-stakes lawsuits, including government investigations, internal investigations, whistleblower lawsuits, class actions and other complex civil litigation.

Lauren has extensive experience handling disputes relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), the federal False Claims Act, antitrust law, managed care and contractual performance. She also provides clients with risk management and compliance advice, including assistance with the implementation, enhancement and evaluation of compliance programs, particularly relating to anti-corruption/anti-bribery and healthcare matters. Lauren works with her clients to secure favorable results that are crucial to their business success. She is experienced in conducting and assessing due diligence on anti-corruption/anti-bribery matters, healthcare compliance, and conflicts of interest in connection with foreign and domestic investments and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Lauren worked as a litigation partner at an international law firm. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Bars and Courts
Massachusetts State Bar
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Harvard Law School
Furman University
magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1999


Represented Japanese biotech company and US distributor in patent case adverse to Genzyme Corporation; obtained jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of patent, allowing clients to enter US$1 billion industry (D. Mass.);*

Represented nationwide laboratory testing company/ manufacturer in qui tam case involving issues of medical necessity, physician relationships, and pricing issues. DOJ declined to intervene; relator dismissed complaint;

Represented leading healthcare diagnostics company in criminal investigation relating to issues of medical billing and medical necessity; DOJ declined to prosecute;

Represented Nestlé USA, Inc. in putative class action alleging violation of M.G.L. ch. 93A based upon failure of chocolate labels to indicate potential labor abuses in supply chain (D. Mass.). Won dismissal of complaint; First Circuit affirmed;

Represented managed care company in three nationwide class actions, obtaining settlement and dismissal of all with no monetary payment, as well as summary affirmance of settlement approval in Third Circuit;*

Represented Warner Chilcott and Watson in pharmaceutical antitrust case, In re Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation (D.R.I.). Claims included challenges to patent settlement agreements, as well as claims of fraud on the Patent Office and so-called "product hopping";

Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in qui tam suit and concurrent federal and state investigations into alleged off-label promotion and violations of Anti-Kickback Statute and price reporting regulations;*

Represented plaintiff on antitrust counterclaims in patent case adverse to F. Hoffman LaRoche Ltd. (D. Mass.). Antitrust issues severed and dismissed;*

Represented individuals in white-collar criminal matters; obtained dismissal of criminal case alleging tax fraud;*

Represented large healthcare provider in dispute related to contractual arrangements for radiation oncology services. Alleged and pursued counterclaims concerning fraud by plaintiffs;*

Represented pro bono client in prisoner civil rights case in three-week jury trial (D. Mass.);*

Defeated certification of nationwide class on behalf of PPO client (S.D. Ill.);*

Obtained dismissal of ERISA class action relating to adjustment of healthcare bills by managed care company (D.N.J.);*

Won dismissal of class representatives due to arbitration clauses in Louisiana class action alleging violation of workers' compensation and healthcare provider notice statutes;* and

Represented numerous companies in matters involving allegations of Medicare fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices. Achieved dismissal of multiple qui tam actions against healthcare providers.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case.