BOSTON, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson today announced that Caroline Simons, a principal in the firm's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Group, has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2017 "Up & Coming Lawyer." The prestigious award is given to a small group of attorneys who have been practicing for 10 years or less yet have already distinguished themselves in the practice of law. Simons will be honored at a reception in Boston on April 27, 2017.
"We are very proud of Caroline's selection as one of the top up and coming lawyers in the region," said Todd Garcia, Managing Principal of Fish's Boston office. "She is a talented attorney who has developed a multi-faceted practice, working closely with clients to guide them through some very difficult situations."
Simons represents clients facing scrutiny by state and federal prosecutors as well as regulatory agencies, such as the SEC. She has experience defending clients against allegations of fraud against the U.S., securities fraud, pay-to-play violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and public corruption. She also has conducted intensive internal investigations on behalf of public and private organizations when clients suspect misconduct such as fraud, misuse of funds, or theft of trade secrets.
In the cybersecurity field, Simons has represented companies who have been the victims of cyberattacks, and has advised technology and cybersecurity companies on compliance with evolving statutes and regulatory guidance. In addition, she maintains a significant complex commercial litigation practice, handling matters involving corporate governance, administrative law, and trade secret misappropriation.
Simons is committed to Access to Justice issues and maintains an active pro bono practice. She was a member of the Boston Bar Association's Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) from 2013–2014. She has drafted amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court, worked on prisoners' rights cases, represented clients who were wrongly evicted or denied Social Security disability benefits, and currently represents children in asylum proceedings in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). Simons also actively works on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, currently serving as co-chair of the Mentoring Committee on the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion Section.
She received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 2008 and her A.B., cum laude, in government from Harvard University in 2004.
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