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Reetuparna (Reena) Dutta

Partner, Financial Institution Subpoena Compliance Practice Leader, Co-Leader False Claims Act & Whistleblower Representation Practice

Reena specializes in helping clients – in a variety of industries – comply with complicated legal regimes to avoid unwanted and unwarranted government scrutiny.  Reena has a background in white collar criminal defense and has extensive experience representing clients in connection with civil and criminal government investigations and prosecutions, most notably in relation to:

  • The Federal False Claims Act
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Tax Fraud
  • Drug Offenses
  • Environmental Violations
  • Contract Disputes and Civil Fraud Claims

Reena’s experience encompasses representing clients in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and real estate industries. In particular, and due to her work with the federal and state False Claims Acts, Reena has developed substantive expertise in navigating the complicated legal regimes governing the provision of health care.

Moreover, her background in litigating against, and also working with, the government gives her valuable insight in counseling clients on compliance and corporate governance matters and maintaining cooperative and helpful relationships with government regulators.  Reena has also assisted companies in conducting internal investigations and in responding to, and addressing, government-initiated investigations, including responding to grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and other forms of legal process.  She has also helped individuals navigate the complicated subpoena process when they unwittingly find themselves involved in a legal dispute. 

Reena has extensive trial and appellate court experience, ensuring that clients have a strong and effective advocate when litigation becomes necessary. She has authored and presented on various topics relating to the False Claims Act and business crimes.

Reena received her certification as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) from the AAPC, the world’s largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare. The certification evidences Reena’s understanding of the key requirements needed to effectively develop and maintain a healthcare compliance program. CPCO’s have demonstrated knowledge of OIG compliance guidance for individual and small group physician practices, clinical laboratories, and third party billing companies; key healthcare fraud and abuse laws; other healthcare-related laws including HIPAA, EMTALA, OSHA, and CLIA; internal investigations and government investigative activities, and various risk areas.  

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Reena was an Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Division and a Law Clerk at the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.


  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2020
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, (Criminal Defense: White Collar) 2022
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, (Criminal Defense: White Collar) 2020 - 2021
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 - 2019
  • Finalist, Athena Young Professional Leadership Award, 2018
  • Elected to the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of Erie County, 2018
  • American Institute of Criminal Lawyers Ten Best Under 40, 2016
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2013
  • Order of the Coif, George Washington University Law School
  • Former associate, George Washington Law Review

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