By Tim McLaughlin
BOSTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The pharmaceutical companies at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak have disclosed they hired a lawyer from a top white-collar criminal-defense firm in Boston.
New England Compounding Center, Ameridose LLC and Alaunus Pharmaceutical LLC hired Paul Cirel, a partner at Collora LLP, which is known for its high-profile criminal defense work. Cirel is experienced in defending clients against healthcare fraud claims and criminal charges. (Reporting By Tim McLaughlin)