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Michael J Mueller

Michael J Mueller

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Class Action, White Collar Crime

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About Me

I am experienced in all aspects of complex civil litigation, including trial and appeals. My primary focus is class action cases and the federal racketeering statute (RICO). I also have litigated cases involving antitrust, conspiracy, contracts, credit counseling, foreign military sales, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, labor law, media law, and securities law. I have appeared in all levels of the federal court system and various state courts (CT, DE, DC, FL, MD, NC and TN).


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
    21 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
    24 years
  3. Class Action: 30%
    27 years

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Contact Info

Hunton & Williams LLP (DC office)

2200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, 20037

Hunton & Williams LLP (Miami office)

1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2500
Miami, FL, 33131




FLMember in Good Standing201508/12/2015
DCActive 198705/24/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington, D.C. Super LawyerLaw & Politics2015
Washington, D.C. Super LawyerLaw & Politics2014
Washington, D.C. Super LawyerLaw & Politics2013
Washington, D.C. Super LawyerLaw & Politics2007
Outstanding Committee of the Year Award (Litigation)Bar Association of DC1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP1994 - 2008
AssociateAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP1987 - 1993
Law ClerkUnited States District Court for Eastern District of MI1985 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of CourtMember2015 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Florida BarMember2015 - Present
Civil RICO Committee of ABA Antitrust SectionChair2001 - 2003
Antitrust, RICO and Labor Law Committee of ABA Labor & Employment Law SectionManagement Co-Chair1998 - 2001
Civil RICO ReportEditorial Advisory Board Member1997 - Present
Georgetown Law-National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Faculty Member1997 - Present
Bar Association of DC Litigation CommitteeChair1996 - 1998
University of Michigan Alumni Ass'n-U of M Club of Washington, D.C.Board of Governors1995 - 1999
RICO Law ReporterAdvisory Board Member1995 - Present
Bar Association of DC (The Voluntary Bar)Member1988 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1987 - Present
Various federal bars (Supreme Court, D.C. Cir., 2d Cir., 3d Cir., 4th Cir., 6th Cir., 8th Cir., 9th Cir., 10th Cir., 11th Cir., C.D. Ill., M.D. Fla., S.D. Fla., E.D. Mich., W.D. Mich.)Member1986 - Present
Illinois State BarMember1986 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group ActionsChapter 32, USA - Washington, D.C.2009
Hearsay (newsletter of BADC)Book Review, “Second Edition of ABA Treatise Provides Expanded Advice on Federal Commercial Litigation”2008
ABA“Dealing With Ethical Issues And Objectors In Class Action Settlements: An Overview And Bibliography,” white paper for “Future of Class Action Litigation in America”2007
The Developing Labor Law (5th edition)"RICO and Labor Law" (Chapter 30) (contributing editor)2006
Andrews Litigation ReportersTrial of an FLSA "Donning and Doffing" Class Action After IBP v. Alvarez,"2006
Class Action Reports"The Class Action Fairness Act and Exxon Mobil v. Allapattah: Congress and the Supreme Court Expand and Complicate Diversity Jurisdiction,"2005
Andrews Class Action Litigation Reporter"The Brave New World of Removal Practice Under the Class Action Fairness Act,"2005
Counsel to Counsel Litigation Alert“Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Provide for Greater Court Over Control of Class Action Procedures”2003
Employment Termination Rights and Remedies (2d edition)Supplement on RICO and antitrust claims2003
Corporate Counsel“Retaliation Bites: Got a whistle-blower on staff? Better not fire him. Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, he can now sue under RICO”2003
ABA“Who’s Extorting Who?: Debunking Myths About The Use Of Civil RICO In Labor Disputes”2002
The Developing Labor Law (4th edition)"RICO and Labor Law" (Chapter 30) (Chapter editor)2001
Civil RICO Report“Supreme Court announces test for whether civil RICO plaintiffs state a conspiracy claim”2000
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel,Can Employees Still Sue for Racketeering? ,"2000
Civil RICO Report, Copyright 2000 by LRP Publications,Supreme Court Rejects Another Accrual Rule for Civil RICO Claims, But Fails Again to Provide Definitive Answer ,"2000
ABAThe Use of RICO in Workers’ Compensation Disputes”1999
Civil RICO ReportSupreme Court to resolve split on conspiracy standing for injuries not caused by predicate acts1999
Hearsay (newsletter of BADC)Book Review, “New ABA Treatise Provides Complete Advice on Federal Commercial Litigation”1999
RICO Law Reporter"Humana, Inc. v. Forsyth: The Insurance Business is Now Subject to RICO ....Is This the End of the McCarran-Ferguson Defense for Insurers?,"1999
A Guide To Litigation Under State RICO StatutesContributing Editor on NC and FL statutes1998
Civil RICO Report“Supreme Court Broadly Interprets RICO’s Conspiracy Provision”1997
RICO Law ReporterKlehr v. A.O. Smith Corp.: When Will We Learn the Accrual Rule for Civil RICO?”1997
ABA"Private Litigation Addressing Corporate Campaign Activity,"1997
ABA"Current Analogues Between RICO and the Clayton Act"1995
Private Antitrust Litigation News"Litigation Activity Can Constitute RICO Predicate Acts"1995
RICO Law Reporter"RICO's Broad Applicability to Foreign Business Activity"1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude1985
University of MichiganEconomics, Political ScienceA.B. With Highest Distinction1982