The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
Private RICO actions carry the potential for treble damages and attorney fee awards against defendants. Originally intended to combat infiltration of commerce by organized crime, RICO has developed into a powerful means to obtain redress from losses incurred as a result of a pattern of illegal competitive behavior. Activities that can support RICO actions include mail and wire fraud, bribery, fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, graft, extortion, counterfeit trademark, and labeling violations.
KMK attorneys include a former chair of the ABA Civil RICO Subcommittee. KMK attorneys are active in the defense and prosecution of civil RICO actions. It is because of this experience that we are well positioned to be excellent advocates for our clients in RICO cases.