Rajeev Muttreja focuses on appellate litigation, motions practice, and trial strategy in federal and state courts. He has argued before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits and has drafted briefs in the United States 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 United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's pro bono panel.
- July 2020
Last days of judicial imperialism? (Daily Journal) – An article about the U.S. Supreme Court's grants of certiorari in two cases that could significantly rein in and clarify the scope of the Alien Tort Statute.
- April 28, 2020
PLI's Appellate Advocacy 2020: Seeking and Opposing Discretionary Review
- April 30, 2019
PLI's Appellate Advocacy 2019: Seeking and Opposing Discretionary Review
- April 19, 2018
PLI's Appellate Advocacy 2018: Seeking and Opposing Discretionary Review
- October 19, 2016
PLI's FIRREA: How the Government is Using the Act to Investigate and Prosecute Financial Institutions for Fraud
- New York University (J.D. magna cum laude 2008; Order of the Coif; Butler Scholar [top 10 in class after four semesters]; Vanderbilt Medal; Senior Executive Editor, New York University Law Review); Yale University (B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology 2000)
- New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Federal Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
New York Law Journal, "Rising Star" (2019)
Super Lawyers, New York Metro "Rising Star" in appellate litigation (2017, 2018, and 2019)
- Law Clerk to Judge John M. Walker Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2008-2009)