Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2008

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Duke University, A.B., cum laude, 2005

  • Michelle Neuhoff Thomas Scholarship
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Mamie V. Wise


Mamie V. Wise’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, internal investigations, and food and drug law.

She has represented clients in federal and state courts, various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, in multidistrict litigation, and before regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In addition to her legal experience, Mamie draws upon her scientific background in representing clients in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. She works with medical experts in preparation for depositions and expert testimony.

Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Mamie worked as a litigator for DLA Piper in New York, where she was a winner of that firm’s 2010 National Pro Bono Award, and as a summer associate for Chadbourne & Parke.

Prior to attending law school, she served as a deputy appeals clerk for the Circuit Court in Dade City, Florida.


  • Tried a week-long criminal jury trial in Florida Circuit Court.
  • Representing a compounding pharmacy under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office related to alleged false claims and kickbacks.
  • Representing a marketing company and individual in federal investigation related to marketing practices for compound pharmaceuticals.
  • Representing a for-profit educational institution under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office related to federal financial aid policies.
  • Defending a large home health care provider in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act relating to compliance with CMS requirements and billing for home health care provided to Medicare patients.
  • Representing the creator and manufacturer of a medical device in an FDA investigation.
  • Represented a large regional medical practice in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act related to Medicare billing. Zuckerman Spaeder negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of the client.
  • Represented a pharmacist under investigation by the DEA as well as in a series of federal lawsuits.
  • Represented a former officer of a major health care company in a qui tam action involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  • Examined forensic experts at an evidentiary hearing for a post-conviction client in Florida State Court. Drafted trial and appellate briefs.
  • Represented a provider of payroll services and temporary labor in an action to enforce a non-compete agreement.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a major retail company and assisting in responding to government inquiries.
  • Represented several former financial services executives under investigation by two U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the SEC, and other federal agencies and officials.
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical manufacturer on the design and oversight of international clinical trials.
  • Managed an internal investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • Spearheaded the review of an alleged union kickback scheme under federal labor laws.
  • Represented a major international pharmaceutical company in federal and state products liability litigation for four pharmaceutical products. Conducted plaintiffs’ depositions and managed several individual cases.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in a state court personal injury action involving products liability and medical malpractice claims, securing a settlement favorable to the client.
  • Represented officers of a health care company in a complex civil litigation matter involving allegations of civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims, winning the case on a motion to dismiss.

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Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Treasurer, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member, Goldburg-Cacciatore Criminal Law Inn of Court
  • Member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Pearl Society Member, Bay Area Legal Services

Community Involvement

  • President-Elect, Florida 4-H Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Duke Club of Tampa Bay