Munir R. Meghjee

Experience

Munir Meghjee is an experienced trial lawyer with over two decades of representing a diverse client base in a broad variety of matters. Mr. Meghjee’s national practice has included representing individuals in mass tort matters, as well as pension funds, corporations, foundations, and academic institutions on both sides of patent, business, and financial litigation in both state and federal court, as well as at the appellate level.

Mr. Meghjee has taught trial advocacy for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and has also taught trial advocacy internationally as an instructor with the Lawyers Without Borders Support Through Trial Advocacy Training Program in Nairobi, Kenya. He also has taught other law-related classes in both law schools and college.

Mr. Meghjee has served the firm as chair of the Hiring Committee and member of its Diversity Committee. His community activities have included serving as a member of the Steering Committee for Just The Beginning Foundation’s Summer Legal Institute in the Twin Cities and as a board member for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis and an Advisory Board Member for the Page Education Foundation. He also has held board memberships in other not-for-profit foundations, civic and arts groups.


Lead trial counsel in Covidien v. Esch in which a federal jury in the District of Massachusetts held the defendant, a former Covidien employee, liable for breaching his contracts with Covidien by disclosing and using confidential information to start his own company. 

Court appointed Federal-State Liaison Counsel in the Abilify Multi-District Litigation, MDL 2734 (N.D. Fla.)

Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Viagra and Cialis Multi-District Litigation, MDL 2691 (N.D. Cal.)

Counsel in the Benicar Multi-District Litigation, MDL No. 2606 (D.N.J.)

Pro Bono co-counsel with the Illinois Attorney General in civil rights litigation brought by the State of Illinois against the City of Chicago resulting in a consent decree to remedy police misconduct and civil rights violations (N.D. Ill.).

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Minn.) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (D. Minn.).Trial counsel for nonprofits, foundations, and pension plans in litigation regarding losses incurred during participation in a securities lending program run by Wells Fargo. 

Eolas Technologies, Inc. and The Regents of the University of California v. Microsoft Corporation (N.D. Ill.). Trial counsel on behalf of Eolas Technologies, Inc. and The Regents of the University of California in an action for patent infringement of web browser technology for the delivery of interactive applications embedded in web pages.

Edge Specialists, Inc. v. Citadel (N.D. Ill.). Represented Edge in a patent infringement case related to automated derivative trading.

Network Gateway Solutions, LLC v. MultiTech Systems, Inc. (D. Del.). Represented MultiTech in a patent infringement case.

Sharper Image Corporation v. Honeywell (N.D. Cal.). Represented Honeywell in a patent infringement case related to air cleaners.

DiMassa v. Medtronic AVE (Cal.). Trade secret litigation concerning the Bonneau stent which was the platform for the AVE business.

VistaPrint Technologies Ltd. v. 123Print, Inc., et al. (D. Minn.). Represented 123Print in a patent infringement case.

Ingenix, Inc. v. Contexo Media, et al. (D. Minn.). Represented Ingenix in commercial litigation. 

Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc. v. Feye (Minn.). Trial counsel for Jennie-O Turkey Store.

Cross Medical v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek. Appellate counsel for Medtronic Sofamor Danek.

Casey v. U.S. Bank. N.A. Appellate counsel for U.S. Bank.

Ricoh Corp. v. Pitney Bowes Inc. Appellate counsel for Pitney Bowes Inc.

Electromotive Div. of General Motors Corp. v. Transportation Systems Div. of General Elec. Co. Appellate counsel for General Electric.


Super Lawyers 2019
Best Law Firms 2015
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • Named a “Minnesota Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2016-2019)
  • Page Education Foundation, Member of Advisory Board
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Just The Beginning Foundation, Summer Legal Institute, Former Member of the Steering Committee for Minnesota Program
  • Jungle Theater, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Headwaters Foundation, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Former Member Board of Directors
  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance,  Former Member Board of Directors
  • Co-Chair of the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (2003 and 2004)
  • Twin Cities Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms (2004-2007)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (1991), Articles Editor for the Law Review
  • Colorado College, B.A., Political Economy (1988)
Professional Associations
  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Co-Chair, Mass Torts Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Practice Committee, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2011-2013)
  • Marketing for Mass Torts and the Associated Ethical Issues
    Masters of Mass Tort 2019, Cancun, Mexico (February 28, 2019)
  • Personal Jurisdiction Post Bristol Myers Squibb All Is Not Lost Yet
    American Association for Justice 2018 Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (July 8, 2018)
  • Litigation Finance Overview and Ethical Considerations
    2017 NAPABA Convention, Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2017)
  • Redefining Personal Jurisdiction post Bristol Myers
    Asian American Bar Association of New York 8th Annual Fall Conference, New York, New York (September 23, 2017)
  • Financing Your Practice What Successful Firms Need to Know About Law Firm Finance
    American Association for Justice, Montreal, Canada (July 12, 2015)
  • Distinctions with a Difference: A Comparison of Federal and State Court Appeals
    The 2014 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, St. Paul, Minnesota (May 19, 2014)
  • Purposeful Written Discovery
    Minnesota CLE’s First Litigation Advocacy Institute, Winning Before Trial, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 4, 2009)
  • On the Stand: Are You and Your CEO Prepared to Testify in Court?
    Los Angeles County Bar Association Corporate Law Departments Section, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. and Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California (September 9, 2008)
  • Hiring Issues
    Retention and Beyond: Diversity Challenges and Solutions in Minnesota's Legal Workplaces, co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the MSBA and Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 19, 2004)
  • Economic Espionage Act
    Pinstripes to Jailstripes CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 17, 2002)
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