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.
Served as first chair of the trial team representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri and other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in litigation against defendants who conspired to defraud the healthcare insurers through utilization of a laboratory pass-through billing scheme. The defendants and their co-conspirators took control of a Critical Access Hospital in Unionville, MO called Putnam County Memorial Hospital, and used the hospital to bill our clients $18 million for lab tests performed by their laboratory in Colorado. By billing the tests through the hospital, they obtained substantially inflated reimbursement. Robins Kaplan secured a jury verdict for compensatory and punitive damages totaling $25.6 million.
Co-counsel with the Minnesota Attorney General in State of Minnesota, by its Attorney General Keith Ellison vs JUUL Labs, Inc. pending in Hennepin County District Court
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.)
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 Global diversified technology and financial services company.
- 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)
- “Stepping into the Shoes of the Department of Justice: The Unusual, Necessary, and Hopeful Path the Illinois Attorney General Took to Require Police Reform in Chicago,” Northwestern Law Journal of Law and Social Policy (Winter 2020)
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