One Beacon Street
Suite 1320
Boston, MA 02108

T 617.598.6700
F 617.720.5092


One Richmond Sq.
Suite 165W
Providence, RI 02906
T 401.454.0400
F 401.454.0404

Robert L. Peabody

Practice Area:Litigation, Government Relations, Corporate

Robert L. Peabody is a member of Summit Health’s white collar/government enforcement regulatory practice, representing individuals and entities facing government scrutiny ranging from administrative and regulatory inquiries to criminal investigations of waste, fraud and abuse. A son of a former Massachusetts governor, Bob followed a path of public service, acquiring deep trial experience in his career as a prominent state and then federal prosecutor, including more than 60 jury trials in state and federal courts, and numerous arguments before the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

As a white-collar defense attorney in Boston and also New York City where Bob has lived and practiced, he has built an extensive and respected law practice representing companies and management in health care, securities, tax, labor, and corporate fraud matters. He has also represented pharmaceutical and other health care/medical professionals facing investigations of illegal kickbacks, off-label marketing, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act before state and federal regulators, as well as complaints before the Commonwealth’s Board of Registration of Medicine. Bob has also had particular success representing colleges, universities, and other academic institutions facing internal allegations of Title IX violations.


Boston College Law School, J.D. 1983
Harvard University, A.B. History, 1977, First Class Marshall, Varsity Football (recipient of the Henry Lamar Award)

Court/Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, New York, and the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, among other federal districts.


Hospitals, medical practices, health insurance companies, nursing homes, pharmaceutical and other health care/medical professionals facing administrative and criminal investigations of illegal kickbacks, off-label marketing, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, and related violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act before state and federal regulators. Financial executives facing SEC investigations involving stock options backdating, insider trading, accounting fraud and related securities fraud allegations as well as companies and individuals facing government investigations of tax fraud, campaign finance violations, bribery, and money laundering violations.

Professional Memberships

Boston Bar Association - former chair Criminal Law Section
City Bar of New York
Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panels for the District of Massachusetts and Southern District of New York

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense--White Collar in Massachusetts (2013) and New York (2016).

Civic & Charitable Activities

New England Chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF-former chair
Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts- current chair



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