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The Promise and Pitfalls of Civil RICO as a Fraud Recovery Tool: A Litigator’s Perspective

Our panelists will explore using the civil Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") to recover damages for serious frauds, including treble damages and attorney's fees and costs. While civil RICO's remedies are powerful, pitfalls abound for the unwary litigator, including heightened pleading standards and securities transaction bars. Obtaining RICO personal jurisdiction over defendants both in and outside the United States will also be discussed. Speakers: Daniel Treuden, Founding Member, Bernhoft Law Firm; Joshua Bruckerhoff, Partner, Reid Collins & Tsai; and Robert Bernhoft, Founding Partner, Bernhoft Law Firm.