RJ HELPS CLIENTS PROTECT THEIR ASSETS AND REPUTATION IN THE AREAS OF PATENTS, TRADE SECRETS, AND GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT AND CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS THROUGH COUNSELING, LITIGATION, AND TRIALS (IF NECESSARY).
RJ has tried over 50 cases to jury verdict in federal court as lead trial counsel in both civil and criminal cases, including patent infringement, trade secrets, contract, and civil and criminal fraud cases.
RJ has submitted, and argued as lead counsel, over 30 civil and criminal appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Federal Circuits.
RJ’s Intellectual Property practice focuses on counseling and litigation concerning patents and trade secrets.
RJ’s Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations practice focuses on counseling, compliance, internal investigations, and white collar defense of government enforcement actions and investigations.
RJ’s Intellectual Property experience includes providing counsel to and asserting and defending patents and trade secret claims for clients such as Canon, St. Jude Medical, AGA Medical, Tyco Healthcare, 3M, Imation, Endress & Hauser, ANGUS Chemical, Alcatel, U.S. Cellular, Aetna, Levapan S.A., Menard’s, Telluride Asset Management, Fiber Composites, Signal Technology, Valspar, Micron Technology, ASICS, Guidant, OmniActive Health Technologies, Veritec, and Spectralytics.
RJ has counseled and litigated on matters involving wireless devices, electronic products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, systematic investment models, nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements, multi-modal polymers, adhesives, composites, flowmeters, encryption and identity devices, memory devices, control systems, digital and analog circuitry, telecommunications, and chemical and mechanical processes.
Prior to law school, RJ worked seven years as a hardware and software design engineer for Honeywell, Inc., designing microprocessor based instrumentation and digital and analog circuitry. He was awarded the 1983 Honeywell Technical Excellence Award for his design of a software and hardware controlled memory tester interface.
Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations
RJ’s Government Enforcement and Corporate investigations experience includes extensive experience in investigating, prosecuting, and defending complex white collar cases. While at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, RJ led the investigation and prosecution of hundreds of criminal cases, including cases involving bank, computer, healthcare, mail, securities, tax and wire fraud, false statements and claims, bribery, economic espionage, and environmental offenses (including the then two largest criminal environmental cases in state history). He also prosecuted numerous cases involving multi-defendant fraud conspiracies, conspiracies to defraud the United States, narcotics and violent crimes, organized crime, trafficking in counterfeit goods, and extradition of fugitive offenders.
Since his return to private practice, RJ has led numerous internal corporate investigations, and defended against government investigations involving allegations of: bribery and corrupt practices (including FCPA violations); bank, computer, healthcare, mail, securities, tax and wire fraud; environmental offenses; false claims and statements; adulterated and misbranded drugs and medical devices and off-label promotion; and economic espionage.