Lisa C. Dykstra is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer who represents pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and other healthcare and technology organizations. Lisa’s practice focuses on internal and government investigations, complex and parallel civil litigations, criminal investigations, and regulatory proceedings involving product marketing and promotional activities, compliance with FDA regulations, product liability claims, securities fraud, and antitrust violations, among others. Lisa routinely develops and executes strategies to address and exit large-scale, high-profile crisis situations in cases arising under the False Claims Act (FCA), the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Medicaid Rebate Statute.
Lisa also serves as national discovery counsel to a major pharmaceutical client, managing and counseling on complex discovery strategies across its portfolio of litigation and investigations. In this role, Lisa manages strategy across product liability matters, government investigations, civil litigation, and patent litigation to ensure consistent advocacy and positions. In addition, Lisa represents individuals, including executives and board members, involved in white collar investigations and litigation. Lisa also advises on complex compliance issues, supervises compliance audits, and has negotiated and monitored compliance agreements with the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and state attorneys general.
Lisa served as an assistant US attorney in the District of New Jersey Criminal Division.
Lisa has an active pro bono practice. She has served on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is a participant in the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. In addition, Lisa serves on the USC Shoah Foundation’s leadership council and The Wistar Institute’s leadership council, is co-chair of the Vetri Community Partnership’s board of directors, and is a member of WXPN’s board of directors.
Lisa regularly lectures on FCA litigation, compliance issues, white collar crime, ethics, and internal investigations. She frequently participates in seminars and advises in-house counsel on managing internal investigations, creating and implementing compliance programs, and decision-making around indemnifying employees. Lisa is also a frequent panelist at educational events.
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse
False Claims Act/ Qui Tam Litigation
Government Contract Fraud
Co-chair, Board of Directors, Vetri Community Partnership
Leadership Council, The Shoah Foundation
Recognized, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2022, 2023)
Influencer of Law, White Collar, The Philadelphia Inquirer (2019)
Recommended as a future star for Pennsylvania in Benchmark Litigation (2010–2014, 2017, 2018)
Named 2014 Pennsylvania Product Liability Department Of The Year by The Legal Intelligencer
Member, The Wistar Institute Leadership Council
Board Member, Vetri Community Partnership
Board Member, WXPN
Former Member, Board of Directors, The Miquon School
Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee
Served on Criminal Justice Act Panel
Member, Villanova Law Review