White Collar Criminal Defense
Mr. Savage has tried over 50 cases in U.S. District Courts throughout the country. His representations include:
- An individual charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office in an alleged college admissions fraud.
- Utility company executives in a DOJ Investigation related to gas explosions and fires.
- SEC Investigation of a former pharmaceutical company executive.
- A global law firm in its defense of claims by a legal recruiter for finders fees.
- The president of an international pharmaceutical company at trial in U.S. District Court for anti-kickback allegations that resulted in an acquittal.
- A medical device company in allegations by the FDA, OIG and U.S. Attorney, District of Kansas of off-label marketing resulting in a civil resolution.
- A medical device company in the District of Massachusetts in a criminal investigation of anti-kickback, sales and marketing violations resulting in a deferred prosecution and civil resolution.
- A waste-to-energy plant in a Massachusetts Attorney General criminal investigation and false claims act case resulting in a civil settlement.
- A major telecommunications provider in multiple false claims act, consumer protection and tax matters pursued by the Massachusetts Attorney General.
- A major financial institution sued by the DOJ for violation of the False Claims Act in underwriting Government backed mortgages.
Mr. Savage handles sophisticated trade secret, Lanham (Trademark) Act, RICO (money laundering), consumer fraud, business tort and other civil litigation, including multi-district class action litigation. Representations include:
- A national medical accreditation organization in connection with civil rights and discrimination claims.
- One of the world’s largest banks in connection with several different class actions alleging improper mortgage fees and charges.
- One of the country’s premier financial services providers in connection with employment discrimination cases and ERISA class action suits.
Mr. Savage served on the Massachusetts Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform. He also served on the Boston Bar Association's Task Force on Preventing Wrongful Convictions and on the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force. He is a founding board member and former chairman of the New England Innocence Project, former co-chairman of the ABA Science and Technology Committee, former chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Federal Bar Association, and former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities. He is a past member of the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and is an active supporter and coordinator of pro bono services for the Massachusetts Bail Fund.
Mr. Savage is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a member of the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council of New York, as well as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a former Advisory Board member of the Boston Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Savage was a partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston, where he directed the group’s white collar crime and governmental investigations work. He was a federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, New York, West Virginia and Missouri.