PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY January 2020 — Santomassimo Davis, LLP welcomes its newest attorney, Maureen Ruane. She is the mother of four children who are the light of her life. As the youngest of four children born to immigrant parents, she considers herself very fortunate and blessed to have received her B.A., with Honors, from Rutgers College, and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. There, she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Rutgers Law Review and a member of the Rutgers National Moot Court Team.
Maureen is a veteran former federal prosecutor, health care lawyer, compliance professional, educator and advisor, who has served as a Vice President and an executive at large global pharmaceutical companies; as the Chief of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey; and as an equity Partner and Chair of the Health Care Litigation, Investigations & Compliance Group at a prominent NJ/NY law firm.
As an in-house attorney, Maureen served as the chief litigation advisor and conducted major internal investigations that spanned the globe. She also provided legal advice and direction in U.S. litigation matters, handled and oversaw all significant and group material disputes, conducted compliance and ethics investigations, and devised and implemented compliance policies and procedures.
She was named The Best Lawyers in America (2015 & 2016) for her work in health care litigation, white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation matters. She has received awards and commendations from numerous federal investigative agencies, including HHS-OIG, FBI, FDA, IRS, DEA, Secret Service, Postal Inspection Service, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor and Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Maureen was ranked as a leading individual in white-collar crime and government investigations practice areas by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2010), included on the list of Super Lawyers (2009-2010), and recognized as a Rising Star (2007), for her work in white-collar criminal defense, business litigation and appellate work. She was listed in the New Jersey Law Journal (2007) as one of “Forty Under 40” promising professionals and also received the U.S. Department of Justice Performance Award (2002) for sustained superior work performance. Maureen received an “AV” Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell for her legal abilities and ethical standards.