Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, J.D. cum laude, 2001
Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.A., Comparative Literature, magna cum laude, 1997
Admissions to Practice
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Boston Bar Association, Health Law Education Planning Committee Member
American Health Lawyers Association, Member
Women’s Bar Association, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
Awards and Recognitions
Rising Star, Criminal Defense, New England Super Lawyers (2009-2012)
Continuing Legal Education and Commitment to Excellence
Moderator, Health Care Fraud CLE Program, Boston Bar Association (2012)
Panelist, "It's Confidential - Privilege Law in Massachusetts", Massachusetts Bar Association (2012)
Panelist, “Health Care: Recent Developments in Legislation and Law Enforcement,” Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (2011)
Panelist, “Legal Writing Workshop,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2010)
Participant, "Obtaining Computer Search Warrants," National Association of Attorneys General, Computer Crime Symposium (2004)
Publications and Press
The Supreme Court Confirms First Amendment Protections for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers, Health Law Reporter (Fall 2011), published by the BBA
Dwyer & Collora Attorneys Prevail in SJC Decision That the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege Bars Subpoena of Patient Records by Board of Registration in Medicine
Quoted in Boston Globe articles for legal commentary and analysis on the laws of sentencing
“The Right to Stay in the Closet: Information Disclosures by Public Officials,” 32 Seton Hall Law Review 407 (2002)
Pro Bono / Community Service
Volunteer member working on ways to eliminate the imposition of life without parole sentences for juveniles, Juvenile Offender-Life Without Parole Coalition
Volunteer attorney, Framingham Project for Incarcerated Women
Working member, West Zone Parents’ Group for Boston Public Schools
Ingrid S. Martin
617 371 1022
Clients and Industries
Ingrid’s legal work is centered on the health care industry. She has represented physicians and other licensed medical professionals, as well as medical device companies, physician practices, pharmacies, physical therapy businesses, and other entities in the health care field.
Practice Areas and Experience
Ingrid is an experienced criminal defense attorney and civil litigator who has successfully handled both trials and appeals in state and federal courts.
She focuses her practice on the intersection between criminal defense and health care law, where a seemingly minor infraction can rapidly escalate into career threatening license and accreditation challenges, as well as exclusion from Medicare and other federal health care programs.
She routinely handles all types of federal and state government investigations faced by medical professionals, health care entities and members of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. These include investigations by the United States Department of Justice, the FDA, the DEA, and the Office of the Inspector General of Health & Human Services, as well as the Massachusetts Attorney General, the Board of Registration in Medicine, and the Department of Professional Licensure. She also handles contractual and business litigation matters for her clients where her familiarity with the health care regulatory environment can be critical.
Ingrid also guides clients through peer review proceedings initiated by hospitals or insurance companies, as well as audits, licensing, and accreditation procedures.
Professional Experience Outside of Collora LLP
After law school, Ingrid was selected for a two-year federal clerkship with the Honorable Judge O'Toole of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She then served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Corruption, Fraud & Computer Crime Division working on a wide variety of white collar and Internet crimes before she moved to private practice in 2005.
Sample of Results in Practice *
Successfully represented pharmaceutical company employees in connection with a kickback investigation brought by the United States Department of Justice, obtaining immunity agreements for each of them.
Successfully represented physician in investigation by Health & Human Services and the Department of Justice into the propriety of his Medicare billing practices, negotiating a plea agreement that resulted in no time served, no revocation of his license, and no exclusion from Medicare.
Resolved investigation by the United States Department of Justice and the DEA into a national pharmacy chain for possible diversion of prescription medication with an administrative settlement and no admission of liability.
Successfully challenged the subpoena authority of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine before the Supreme Judicial Court. In a case of first impression, the Court ruled that the statutory psychotherapist-patient privilege trumps the Board's subpoena power.
Obtained dismissal of multi-count indictment against chiropractor wrongfully charged with insurance fraud by the Massachusetts Attorney General.
Helped provide defense for medical device company in a breach of contract suit brought by former executives, resulting in settlement after successful assertion of attorney-client privilege to exclude improper evidence.
* This sampling of cases represents a selected, small portion of this lawyer’s total experience, and past performance is not intended to be a representation of likely future results, which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to being a dedicated lawyer, Ingrid is a huge Red Sox fan and a devoted mom to two young boys. She has also earned a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan karate. Ingrid was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and speaks German and French. As required by her Swiss heritage, Ingrid is an avid skier.