KIRSTEN V. MAYER is a Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Ms. Mayer represents clients in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and in related complex civil litigation. Drawing on her extensive experience defending corporations and individuals in a wide range of investigations, Kirsten has helped clients win or favorably resolve matters involving both federal and state enforcement agencies. In addition to defending clients in litigation, Kirsten advises clients with respect to fraud and abuse and compliance in several contexts, including CIA implementation, internal investigations, and strategic transactions in the health care industry. Ms. Mayer is a frequent speaker on compliance and fraud and abuse enforcement, and has been a faculty member for National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) programs since 2005.