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Maria Georges
Maria Georges
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5421 mgeorges@cov.com Download V-card

Maria Georges is a litigator who represents a variety of corporate clients in white-collar defense and complex civil matters.

Ms. Georges defends pharmaceutical companies, life science companies, and financial institutions, as well as other clients in government investigations. Ms. Georges has extensive experience in Department of Justice investigations involving the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act. Ms. Georges also has significant experience in defending pharmaceutical companies against employment retaliation claims.

  • Successfully defended a major pharmaceutical company facing federal and state investigations of sales and marketing practices, including issues relating to off-label promotion and alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Successfully defended a major pharmaceutical company facing federal and state investigations into alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Successfully defended a major pharmaceutical company against whistleblower’s employment retaliation claims.
  • Assisted a major pharmaceutical company in assessing and revising internal compliance policies.
  • Assisted a major specialty finance institution in complying with Department of Justice inquiry.

Pro Bono

  • Negotiated plea agreement in state criminal matter involving multiple criminal charges, including second-degree assault.
  • Represented non-profit adoption agency in divorce proceedings.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar "Rising Star" (2014)