Fraud and RICO

Our litigators have represented individuals, financial institutions and businesses in various industries in the successful prosecution and defense of claims for fraud, misrepresentation and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

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Successfully Defending Fraud and RICO Claims

Our attorneys have defended and prosecuted such claims successfully on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts throughout the country. These fraud and RICO claims have involved significant damages, and covered numerous sectors, industries and financial transactions.

RICO claims often, if not always, involve tremendous reputational risk and can threaten the financial viability of the parties involved. Our litigators are sensitive to the potential consequences and have the experience to narrow the factual and legal issues involved through aggressive factual development and motion practice. We do not lose sight of the ultimate goal—to achieve the most favorable result in an efficiently and cost-effective manner.

Although we work hard to position these difficult cases favorably for settlement, our litigators have also successfully tried such cases, and successfully defended the results on appeal.


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Representative Matters in Fraud and RICO Litigation

Our experience includes fraud and RICO claims, misrepresentation, deceptive trade practices and tortious interference with contractual (and prospective business) relations. Among many other matters in which allegations of financial frauds and racketeering activities have been asserted, we have represented:

  • Financial institutions and borrowers in matters involving alleged fraudulent statements of financial affairs as an inducement to lend.
  • Health care providers and health insurers in cases involving allegations of fraudulent claims for reimbursement.
  • Lenders accused of aiding and abetting Ponzi schemes.
  • Businesses in matters involving the alteration of business records to aid overbilling counterparties in business transactions or to conceal misappropriations of funds.
  • Purchasers and sellers of businesses in disputes involving the misstatement of financial reporting in an effort to exaggerate, reduce or eliminate earn-out obligations in corporate transactions.
  • Broker-dealers and individuals in disputes involving allegations of securities fraud.
  • Lead banks and participating lenders in matters involving allegations of misrepresentation and concealment of a borrower’s financial condition in syndicated loan transactions.

Meet Our Fraud and RICO Team

Myles K. Bartley Partner
Peter A. Bellacosa
Alan J. Bozer Of Counsel
Tristan D. Hujer Partner
Eric M. Kraus Partner
Amanda L. Lowe Partner
Kenneth A. Manning Partner
David J. McNamara Partner
Michael B. Powers Of Counsel
Nicholas C. Roberts Associate
John G. Schmidt Jr. Partner
Joseph B. Schmit Partner
Preston L. Zarlock Partner, Governing Committee
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