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FIRREA: How the Government is Using the Act to Investigate and Prosecute Financial Institutions for Fraud


Speaker(s): Harold K. Gordon, Rajeev Muttreja
Recorded on: Oct. 19, 2016
PLI Program #: 196097

Harold Gordon has served as lead trial counsel in multiple jury trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings and as industry liaison counsel in class action litigation. He also frequently represents companies and individuals in SEC and internal board committee investigations and enforcement proceedings. Harold has represented clients in securities, corporate, commercial, and products liability matters in New York and other jurisdictions across the country.

Harold's recent representations include the sellers of an aviation facility in a multimillion dollar arbitration, Brown & Williamson Holdings in a multiweek jury trial culminating in a directed verdict on behalf of Brown & Williamson, and the CEO of a telecommunications company in litigation pursued by the New York Attorney General's Office. He also has recently represented a public technology company, public insurance company, and a chief financial officer in separate SEC investigations.

Harold is a member of the ABA, NY Bar Association, the City Bar, and the Association of SEC Alumni. He also is a member of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court Program. In addition, he is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the NYU Journal of Law & Business and an Advisory Fellow for The Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Cardozo Law School. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Cardozo Law School Alumni Association.


HONORS & DISTINCTIONS
Selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in the category of business litigation "Career Development" columnist for the New York Law Journal for 2004 and 2005


GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Branch Chief (1991) and Staff Attorney (1988-1990), Division of Enforcement, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office


As a partner in Jones Day’s Issues & Appeals group, Rajeev Muttreja focuses on appellate litigation, motions practice, and trial strategy in federal and state courts. He has argued before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits and has drafted briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, many other appellate courts, and trial courts across the country. Rajeev has extensive experience defending False Claims Act cases, particularly within the health care industry. He also has significant experience with issues of federal jurisdiction, RICO, class actions, corporate governance, securities law, administrative law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and many other areas of law.

In his work involving the False Claims Act, Rajeev has played a significant role in such cases alleging Anti-Kickback Statute violations, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, Medicare and Medicaid overbilling, and other purported statutory or regulatory violations. Recently, Rajeev drafted motions to dismiss that won three such cases, in federal courts in New York, Virginia, and Georgia.

Rajeev helped draft the successful petition for certiorari and winning merits briefs in Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), which clarified the law of personal jurisdiction. He also argued and won Evans v. Zych, 644 F.3d 447 (6th Cir. 2011), a habeas corpus case presenting a question of first impression on which other circuits had split.

Rajeev maintains an active pro bono practice. He has worked extensively with the National Immigrant Justice Center and is a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s pro bono panel.

Rajeev holds a J.D. magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University.  He clerked for the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.