For select “high stakes” matters, MNR brings a focused, trial-tested approach to complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, often in the areas of employment, financial services, healthcare and tax. By employing the investigative tools we use in our criminal practice, MNR often enjoy success in civil cases and avoid tired “litigation” tactics. We have particular expertise with complex fraud and civil RICO cases. We also do not handle corporate transactional work or represent institutional clients and therefore can act aggressively against almost any large entity.
MNR attorneys have defended executives and corporations in many industries including health care, financial services, military defense contractors, and a range of others – against allegations of fraud. In addition, we also pursue claims on behalf of individuals who have been defrauded. As lawyers who only handle litigation matters, we have particular expertise in the rules and tools to dispose of fraud claims as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Whistleblower actions are increasingly prevalent and our experience includes defending clients and representing whistleblowers in a number of high exposure qui tam/false claims act matters. We also have succeeded in defending various clients in Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims arising under the Act’s civil liability provisions. Often civil fraud cases can become entangled with criminal investigations and charges. MNR’s wealth of experience in our white collar crime criminal practice, in such areas as health care fraud, securities fraud and government fraud, provides clients with uniquely focused and comprehensive counsel. We have earned a reputation with the bench and the bar as experienced trial attorneys who are able and willing to try cases when that is needed. This gives our arguments and advocacy particular credibility both in the courtroom and in negotiations to resolve complex state, federal and private litigation.
MNR represents both plaintiffs and defendants in domestic and international arbitration cases. Our trial experience and facility with civil and criminal law informs our unique outlook to the resolution of our clients’ high-stakes business disputes. We have handled matters across a wide range of industries, including energy, finance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, tax and telecommunications, and within a variety of forums such as AAA, ICDR, ICC and FINRA.
MNR litigates many cases involving business torts. These cases often arise out of complex business and professional relationships and include claims based on fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with existing and prospective business relationships, civil conspiracy, business disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other types of unfair competition.
Because business tort cases often involve complex fact scenarios, these cases require strong investigative and organizational skills. MNR’s background and innovative approach makes our attorneys well suited to meet these demands.
MNR represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business-tort cases. MNR sometimes enters into contingent fee arrangements as well, thereby shifting at least some of the litigation risk to the firm.