Hunter G. DeKoninck, Associate


Hunter DeKoninck focuses his health law practice primarily on DEA matters, including litigation and regulatory compliance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Specifically, he specializes in areas of anti-diversion practices and suspicious order monitoring for manufacturers and distributors. He also counsels pharmacies and other practitioners on their policies and procedures for the handling of controlled substances. Relatedly, he represents clients through DEA (and other regulatory bodies) investigations associated with concerns of either diversion or record-keeping violations.

Hunter also has significant experience counseling clients on and litigating employment agreements, including the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality restrictions, which are critical restrictive covenants for many businesses in the health care industry.

Representative experience includes:

  • Advising a national wholesale drug distributor on risks with historical distributions of controlled substances to specific pharmacies
  • Serving as national counsel for a wholesale drug distributor in responding to all government regulatory requests relating to retail pharmacy audits/investigations
  • Representing corporations (e.g., wholesale distributors and manufacturers) involved in the national opioid multidistrict litigation (MDL)
  • Defending retail pharmacies investigated by the DEA and states attorneys general for diversion and/or record-keeping violations
  • Advising wholesale distributors and chain pharmacies on DEA and state licensing
  • Serving as national counsel for non-compete/trade secrets matters for a national medical device company

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Indiana University–Maurer School of Law (J.D., 2015)
    • Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Executive Business Editor (2L Outstanding Associate of the Year, 2014)
    • International Law Society (Vice President)
    • Dean's Honors
    • Indiana Moot Court Competition Brief-writing Honors (2014)
  • Wake Forest University (B.A., 2012)
    • Richter Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana