Maria Galvagna Mesinger

Maria Galvagna Mesinger

Attorney Contact Info:

Phone: 617.439.4990
Fax: 617.439.3987

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Professional Biography:

Bar Admissions:
All Massachusetts State Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

J.D. Suffolk University Law School, 1986
B.A. Bates College, 1981

Ms. Mesinger’s complex general litigation practice includes experience in commercial litigation, internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, and representation of individuals and corporations before various state and federal agencies and boards, including the representation of attorneys before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

• Experience in government enforcement and compliance.

• Represented medical device companies and pharmaceutical companies in federal criminal investigations.

• Represented individuals before state and federal grand juries.

• Represented individuals who have been investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission on a variety of issues.

• Represented officers and directors of a number of banks in connection with litigation brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and corresponding investigations conducted by the U.S. Attorneys’ office.

• Represented corporate officers in ERISA litigation.

• Litigated commercial disputes involving lender liability issues.

• Represented individuals and businesses in contractual, employment, and professional liability cases.

Ms. Mesinger is a former legal counsel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, where she compiled the first comprehensive Code of Ethics for use by House members. She was also an Assistant Attorney General, where she initially served as Legislative Counsel to the Attorney General, then prosecuted tax fraud and larceny cases and handled appeals while in the Employment Security Division of the Criminal Bureau.

Reported Cases

Boguszewski v. Director of the Division of Employment Security and the Boston Edison Company, 410 Mass. 337 (1991)
Salvi G. Naples v. Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training 412 Mass. 631 (1992)

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Mesinger has served as a case conciliator in the Boston Municipal Court/Boston Bar Association Case Management program since its inception where she meets with parties involved in civil litigation to review cases status, streamline issues, explore resolution, and otherwise prepare the matter for trial. She served two terms as a Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, where she conducted hearings on formal charges of misconduct upon reference by the Board.

She is a Board Member of the Grants Management Committee of the Essex County Community Foundation, serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover, Massachusetts, was appointed as a Citizen Advocate to the North Andover Town Meeting by the Town Moderator, and has served on numerous town committees in North Andover.

Maria Mesinger is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Maria Mesinger is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2017