Michael K. Loucks Esq.

Skadden Arps
Loucks, Michael K.

Michael K. Loucks, a nationally recognized health care fraud prosecutor, joined Skadden Arps as a litigation Partner in the Boston office in July 2010. With 25 years in public service, Mr. Loucks most recently served as acting U.S. Attorney and first Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, where he led major criminal and civil investigations, as well as many of the most high-profile health care fraud prosecutions of the past two decades.

Since joining Skadden, Mr. Loucks’ practice has focused on representing companies in government criminal investigations, False Claims Act and other civil litigation, regulatory matters with the FDA and the Office of Inspector General, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. He has represented U.S. and international pharmaceutical and biotech companies; medical device companies; health maintenance organizations; physician-owned hospitals; an ambulance provider; a seafood processing plant; a publishing company; a genetic testing laboratory and its owners; and a U.S. senator. His government investigation work has involved off-label promotion and anti-kickback issues; alleged violations of the Clean Air Act; and FCPA issues.

While Acting U.S. Attorney and first assistant, he reviewed and approved all major prosecutions and civil matters, including all health and defense False Claims Act matters, all environmental prosecutions, all Armed Export and Control Act (AECA) and major export and embargo-related criminal prosecutions, and all major public corruption prosecutions.

Before serving as Acting U.S. Attorney, Mr. Loucks had a long history in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he was First Assistant U.S. Attorney; white collar crime section chief; health care fraud unit chief; and health care fraud coordinator.

Mr. Loucks received his B.A. from Harvard College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia.

He is the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Prosecuting and Defending Health Care Fraud Cases.