Hayley K. Wells



Hayley Wells is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Hayley represents clients in internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and litigation matters. Her experience includes matters related to the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and U.S. Sanctions (OFAC). In addition, a large part of her practice involves representing and advising clients in the healthcare industry beyond the FCA, including representing clients challenging Medicare reimbursement rules and decisions.

Hayley previously worked as a summer associate with Foley in the Washington, D.C., office. As a law student, Hayley interned with the Economic Crimes Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. As an undergraduate, Hayley interned in the Office of Legislative Counsel at the Georgia General Assembly, where she drafted privileged resolutions for House and Senate members.

Pro Bono

Hayley represents clients seeking asylum in the United States, and has experience representing clients before both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum offices and the Executive Office for Immigration Review courts.


Hayley earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2016). During this time, she served as both staff editor and online editor of Law and Contemporary Problems. While at Duke, Hayley also served as a teaching assistant and a research assistant. Hayley received her undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Georgia (B.A., magna cum laude, 2013), where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and president of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society.


Hayley is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Representative Matters

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Represented a French energy company in national security proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") arising from the purchase of a U.S. district generation power facility.
Represented a German equipment manufacturing company in U.S. customs classification proceedings.
Defended an international materials handling company in antiboycott enforcement proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Antiboycott Compliance ("OAC") arising from sales to Middle Eastern countries participating in the Arab League Boycott of Israel.