Virginia Calisto

Virginia Calistro

Virginia Calistro
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Virginia Calistro is an associate in the firm’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. Her practice focuses on securities litigation, government and internal corporate investigations, and complex business litigation. Virginia has worked on over a dozen internal and government investigations for companies, higher education institutions, boards of directors, and special board committees concerning allegations of workplace misconduct, revenue recognition treatment and other accounting issues, and violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. Virginia’s clients include real estate investment trusts and development firms, life sciences companies, private equity firms, and financial services providers.

Professional Experience

Virginia’s recent work includes:

  • Representing a real estate developer in connection with a $100 million+ derivative and corporate governance lawsuit with a joint venture partner concerning an unsuccessful billion dollar air rights development project in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood
  • Defending a private equity firm in a $50 million post-acquisition fraud action in Delaware Superior Court
  • Representing the independent directors of a publicly-traded commercial mortgage REIT in a confidential, binding arbitration relating to the termination of the REIT’s external manager and internalization of its management function
  • Securing dismissal with prejudice of a securities fraud class action in the Southern District of Florida against a technology company and its officers in connection with the company’s transition from selling on-premise perpetual licenses to selling cloud-based subscription services
  • Securing dismissal with prejudice of a securities fraud class action in the District of Massachusetts against a life sciences company and certain of its officers in connection with a delay in filing a Biologics License Application with the FDA for a gene therapy for sickle cell disease due to a change in manufacturing processes
  • Securing dismissal with prejudice of alleged whistleblower retaliation and unfair and deceptive business practices claims brought by a former executive of a technology company in the Northern District of Florida
  • Representing a private equity firm in a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation involving allegations of violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act in connection with its portfolio company’s acquisition of a medical device manufacturer
  • Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (“SCDAO”) relating to the conduct of a former Assistant District Attorney during his tenure at the SCDAO
  • Representing a life sciences company in an internal investigation into alleged accounting irregularities
  • Conducting a post-acquisition anti-bribery and anti-corruption review on behalf of a private equity company to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act
  • Representing numerous clients in responding to inquiries from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

In addition, Virginia completed a six-month rotation with the Middlesex County (Massachusetts) District Attorney’s Office, during which she was sworn in as a Special Assistant District Attorney and independently handled over a dozen trials and argued countless evidentiary hearings and non-evidentiary motions before the Court.

Professional Activities

Virginia is a member of the Boston Bar Association.  While attending law school, Virginia was a staff writer and an articles editor for the Boston College Law Review. 




Boston College Law School

(cum laude)


Loyola University Maryland

(magna cum laude)



  • Massachusetts