Rory Delaney

Rory Delaney is an attorney licensed to practice in federal courts across the United States. He graduated from the University of Cambridge, England with a degree in law in 1990.

He worked as a solicitor for the global law firm of Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer in their London and Paris offices between 1992 and 1994 and subsequently Steptoe & Johnson, Rakisons in London until 1996. That year he became a barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and concentrated his practice on criminal litigation, defending serious crimes and prosecuting on behalf of the Crown and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise.

In the years 1996 to 2001, Rory conducted over seventy jury trials, covering tax evasion, importation offenses, computer crimes and armed robbery and just before he left England, he completed the successful prosecution of ten defendants in a $30 million drug importation conspiracy. In 2001, Rory and his American family moved to Boston. After taking the Massachusetts Bar in July 2002, Rory was admitted to practice.

Since 2003 Rory has concentrated on whistleblower cases including:

2020 – U.S. ex rel. Ruckh v. CMC II et al. $250 million jury verdict upheld on appeal.

2018 – United States ex rel. Doe v. Stanton Health Care Center et al. $415,000 settlement

2018 – United States ex rel. Bennett v. Abiomed  $3.1 million settlement

2017 – U.S. ex rel. Clarke, et al. v. Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., $35 million settlement

2016- U.S. ex rel. Lokosky v. Acclarent $18 million civil settlement

2012 – U.S. v Amgen et al. $762 criminal and civil penalties

2010 – U.S. v. Elan Corporation, PLC, et al. $203 million criminal and civil penalties

2009 – U.S. ex rel. Collins v. Pfizer Inc. $2.3 billion criminal and civil penalties

2007 – U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Aggregate Industries $42 million criminal and civil penalties

Bar Admissions

2003, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
2003, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
2002, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1996, Barrister of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
1994, Solicitor enrolled to practice in England & Wales


Board Member of Amigos de Santa Cruz  – Guatemalan Non-Profit
Taxpayers Against Fraud
Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
Boston Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

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