Mikayla Paolini's practice focuses on litigation and investigations in the health care and life sciences sectors. She has experience representing pharmaceutical companies in state and federal court cases, including a federal securities class action lawsuit. Recently, Mikayla helped secure a total defense verdict in Kentucky state court, defeating a multibillion dollar fraud claim. She also has experience in investigations before the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), DOJ (Department of Justice), OIG (Office of Inspector General), and state medical boards.
On the regulatory side, her practice involves counseling clients on digital health concerns, such as prescribing constraints, provider licensure, and remote supervision. Mikayla also counsels clients in the life sciences sector regarding compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Mikayla maintains an active pro bono practice. She participates in Jones Day's VetLex initiative, representing veterans appealing disability benefit decisions, and the Her Justice initiative, representing local women in U visa and Violence Against Women Act petitions.
- Emory University (J.D. with honors 2019; Notes & Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal; Master of Bioethics 2019); Centre College (B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude 2016; Phi Beta Kappa; John C. Young Scholar)
- New York and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Extern to Judge Frank M. Hull, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Fall 2019)