Richard M. Simins is a former Chair of Montgomery McCracken and an accomplished commercial trial attorney with more than 25 years of diverse experience ranging across the entire civil litigation spectrum. A sampling of his engagements includes trial of an M&A fraud and trade secrets case for a major supplier of health analytics data to the pharmaceutical industry; defending a national office services company in multiple trademark infringement litigations across the country arising from the company’s name change; winning a breach of contract trial against a commodities brokerage house on behalf of a multinational steel company; winning summary judgment for a consumer products name-brand manufacturer in a toxic tort class action; trial of a complex fraud case defending a national provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring services; successfully defending a prominent Philadelphia area real estate developer against civil RICO charges; False Claims Act (qui tam) litigation involving the sale of durable medical equipment to the US Government; obtaining favorable settlement of a hybrid collective/class action under FLSA and state labor statutes for a well-known home health care company; and anti-kickback fraud litigation representing a hospital and ambulatory surgery center management company against a major insurer.
In the healthcare arena alone, Rick has litigated reimbursement disputes on the payor and payee side, HIPAA compliance and privacy infringement cases, Medicare fraud and abuse claims, provider credentialing issues and ERISA benefit claims, in addition to handling a variety of contract matters such as between insurance companies and third-party administrators, providers and rental networks, and provider organizations and participating physicians/staff.
Rick started his career at Montgomery McCracken, then spent sixteen years at a national law firm before returning to Montgomery McCracken in 2017. Before going into private practice, he served as law clerk to Judge Marvin Katz of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1988-1989. Prior to law school, Rick spent seven years as a professional writer in New York City.
Rick received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1988, where he was senior editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned a B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1978.
White Collar and Government Investigations
Trade Secret and Noncompete Litigation
- Quoted in, “Montgomery McCracken Nabs Litigator For Liability Group,” Law360, November 20, 2020
- Quoted in, “Montgomery McCracken Welcomes Back Seasoned Partner,” Law360, June 12, 2020
- Quoted in “New Montgomery McCracken Chair Aims to Build Next Generation With Non-Big Law Identity,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 9, 2020
- Quoted in “Montgomery McCracken Snags 4 Buchanan Attys For IP Unit,” Law360, August 8, 2018
- Quoted in “Montgomery McCracken Launches IP Department With Buchanan Attorneys,” Legal Intelligencer, August 6, 2018
Rick has earned an AV® Preeminent certification from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings – the highest available mark for professional excellence – and has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers lists.
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- Columbia University School of Law
- Princeton University
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