Kelley Drye

Attorneys & Professionals 

Marisa A. Lorenzo

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New York
Phone: (212) 808-7697
Fax: (212) 808-7897

Marisa Lorenzo is special counsel in the firm’s Communications and Litigation practice groups. Ms. Lorenzo’s practice focuses on representing communications service providers in litigation and enforcement matters. She represents clients in government investigations, FCC enforcement actions, and civil disputes, including litigating False Claim Acts cases brought under both Federal and state law. Ms. Lorenzo represents clients in all phases of complex federal and state commercial litigation, including trials and appeals, and has also represented clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Representative Experience


Defending carriers in investigations into compliance conducted by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and USF Strike Force.

Defending carriers in Office of Inspector General investigations into program compliance and fraudulent practices.

Representing a communications carrier in litigation in federal courts and in actions before state public utility commissions involving claims for breach of tariffs and breach of contract.

Represented communications carriers in an appeal of an FCC Order involving the federal Lifeline program before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Assisted in representation of a communications carrier in a proceeding before the Michigan Public Service Commission involving breach of tariff and breach of contract claims.

Assisted in representation of an international telecommunications company in arbitration governed by Hong Kong law and the ICC Rules arising from a patent license agreement.

False Claims Act Defense

Member of the litigation team defending pharmaceutical manufacturers in numerous cases alleging Medicare and Medicaid fraud, including actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the United States, Attorneys General of several states, and private class actions.

International Arbitration

Assisted in representation of a consumer goods company in arbitration governed by New York law and the AAA Rules arising from a long-term license agreement.

Assisted in obtaining an injunction preventing the termination of a long-term license agreement in New York State Court pending arbitration.

Assisted in obtaining preliminary injunction freezing certain assets in the United States pending resolution of underlying international arbitration proceeding.

New York State and Federal Litigation

Member of a team that successfully opposed an application for discovery from a foreign sovereign pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782.

Assisted in defense of a national medical testing laboratory in litigation involving allegations that the laboratory negligently failed to accurately diagnose the presence of cancer in the plaintiffs under New York Law.

Assisted in obtaining summary judgment in favor of a national medical testing laboratory in litigation involving allegations that the laboratory negligently failed to transmit laboratory test results under New York Law.

Honors & Awards

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2013-2015.

Pro Bono

Assisting in representation of habeas petitioner including appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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