DUSTIN M. LEE
DUSTIN M. LEE
Dustin is a Partner Emeritus at the Firm, having worked here from 2016 to 2017, leaving only so that he could pursue opportunities in the United Kingdom for his wife and son.
Dustin Lee represented companies, business owners, officers, individuals, and health care providers in a variety of civil and criminal matters, internal investigations, and enforcement actions brought by state and federal regulators.
Prior to joining Ryan Law Partners LLP, Dustin was a Senior Litigation Associate at one of the premier litigation firms in New England, where he successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal courts on issues ranging from theft of patient health information, data protection, billing fraud, HIPAA breaches, land use, misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and trade name disputes. Dustin has extensive experience in False Claims Act, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and overpayment, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade secret misappropriation, non-competition agreements, defamation, business torts, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, and UCC matters.
From 2004 to 2011, Dustin worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, where his practice focused on securities litigation and enforcement, internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. After graduating from Princeton University in 1999, Dustin worked as an Investigative Analysts in the Rackets Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted prosecutors in all phases of grand jury investigations of organized crime.
- Represented a medical device company in a qui tam action where the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland intervened to pursue allegations of False Claims Act violations, off-label promotion, and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute related to physician owned distributorships or PODs. The client paid the lowest settlement in the recent False Claims Act cases for the District of Maryland (approximately 1.2% of alleged damages) and was not required to enter into a corporate integrity agreement.
- Litigated and resolved diverse cases, from homicide to restrictive covenants, working with regulators, law enforcement, and opposing counsel to efficiently and creatively negotiate disputes.
- Successfully drafted and argued numerous dispositive motions and obtained injunctive relief in state and federal court.
- Dustin has developed a reputation for his meticulous pleadings and ability to translate extensive documentary and testimonial evidence into effective outcomes, whether through dispositive motions, trial, or settlement. Judges, clients, and opposing counsel commend his written work product, oral advocacy, and knowledge of the underlying record. Dustin takes tremendous pride in his command of the facts and experience in the substantive law, which allow him to counsel clients when to push and when to reach consensus.
New Hampshire (formerly)
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2004)
Princeton University (A.B., 1999)
New Hampshire, Washington, DC, and Virginia (inactive)
White Collar Defense, Investigations, Commercial Litigation, and Health Care