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Administrative Advocacy

Most of our lawyers have experience in administrative advocacy, representing clients in proceedings brought by governmental agencies in front of administrative law judges (“ALJs”). Many have also appeared in private hearings hosted by private institutions and associations that have the power to take action against a client’s privileges or professional status.

For more information about the specific kinds of administrative advocacy our lawyers have provided to clients, click on any of the following links below:

We understand that each governmental agency has a unique hearing process, we understand what is persuasive and important to ALJs, and we understand what a governmental agency is looking for when it initiates an agency proceeding. We also know how and when an agency might be persuaded to drop a proceeding or to reach a compromise solution that keeps a client in business and out of the news when the deck is stacked against them.

Collora LLP has advocated for its clients in matters involving many governmental agencies, including but not limited to:

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Division of Medicaid Assistance
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue
  • Massachusetts Securities Division
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Office of Campaign and Political Finance
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Massachusetts State Ethics Commission

Collora LLP has also appeared in many private hearing forums of private institutions and associations, and we have also prepared our clients to advocate effectively for themselves in those limited circumstances where counsel was not permitted. In so doing, we have developed an in-depth understanding of private forum advocacy involving institutions and associations, such as:

  • NHIC Corporation (the Medicare administrative contractor for New England)
  • Peer Review Panels
  • Board of Bar Overseers
  • Board of Registration of Dentistry
  • Board of Registration of Medicine
  • Board of Registration of Nursing
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • Disciplinary Boards of Schools and Colleges
  • Judicial Conduct Commission
  • Third party administrators and insurers (e.g., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan, etc.)

We encourage you to ask others about our reputation for effective advocacy in dealing with both public agencies and private institutions.