Ashley Taylor | Partner, Troutman Pepper
Ashley Taylor is a partner in the Consumer Financial Services practice with a primary focus on federal and state government regulatory and enforcement matters involving state Attorneys General, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Partner Compensation Committee.Ashley focuses his practice on consumer protection issues and defends companies against a variety of enforcement actions brought by the state and federal regulators, and on claims including marketing and advertising representations, statutory disclosures, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and data security breach response.
Miranda Hooker | Partner, Troutman Pepper
Miranda Hooker is a partner in the Health Sciences Department and White-Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Troutman Pepper, resident in the Boston office. Ms. Hooker is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer whose national practice is concentrated on defending clients in government investigations and enforcement matters, including those involving health care fraud and abuse matters, and conducting internal corporate investigations. She has experience in matters involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and Stark Law. Having tried and defended significant cases in those areas, Ms. Hooker also brings her prosecutorial background to bear in conducting internal investigations for corporate clients in the health care and financial services industries, among others.
Ryan Strasser | Associate, Troutman Pepper
Ryan is an associate in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services group with a focus on enforcement actions, investigations, and litigation. Ryan primarily represents clients interacting with and being investigated by state attorneys general and the Department of Justice (DOJ). At all points during a representation, Ryan focuses on helping clients to maximize their positioning for purposes of enhancing their success during settlement or at trial. In addition, Ryan represents clients at all stages of the litigation process, from pre-litigation counseling to discovery, trial and appeal. He has handled high-stakes matters in state and federal courts across the country. Ryan has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal False Claims Act matters, and he has defended health insurers against claims brought under ERISA, relating to coverage determinations made under healthcare plans, and against allegations of off-label marketing and violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
Katie Stark | Associate, Troutman Pepper
Katherine E. Stark is an associate in the Health Sciences Department and White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Troutman Pepper, resident in the Boston Office. Ms. Stark’s practice focuses on counseling and defending corporations and their employees and executives in government investigations and enforcement matters, including those involving the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as conducting internal corporate investigations and advising on compliance matters. Ms. Stark also has experience with all aspects of civil litigation, including responding to discovery requests, preparing witnesses for depositions/deposing witnesses, and trial preparation. In addition, Ms. Stark has experience in conducting internal investigations for colleges and universities