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Rajeev Muttreja


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  • 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)

Bar Admissions

  • 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


  • Law Clerk to Judge John M. Walker Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2008-2009)

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 Muttreja