RICHMOND, VA—The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that former federal prosecutor Melissa E. O’Boyle has joined the firm’s Criminal & Government Investigations practice group as a partner.
Prior to joining Gentry Locke, O’Boyle worked for more than 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, investigating and prosecuting a broad array of criminal matters and coordinating relationships with law enforcement and regulatory partners.
Most recently, she served as the chief of criminal prosecutions for Norfolk’s Criminal Division, where she oversaw 19 federal prosecutors and managed the white-collar unit responsible for authorizing and managing fraud, public corruption, securities, national security, and civil rights investigations and prosecutions.
As a member of the firm’s Criminal & Government Investigations practice, O’Boyle will work with clients to ensure compliance with increased regulatory oversight across a variety of industries including insurance, healthcare, government contracting, natural resources, banking, securities and financial institutions. She will draw on her vast experience as a federal white-collar prosecutor to advise individual and corporate clients facing criminal and civil enforcement actions and conduct internal investigations to provide strategic counsel to businesses to minimize legal risk.
O’Boyle received her J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and her B.A. from Capital University in Ohio.