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Michael Maya

Michael M. Maya

Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5547 mmaya@cov.com Download V-card

Michael Maya is a litigator whose practice focuses on the resolution of complex civil disputes. He has particular expertise in the representation of clients in the life sciences industry and in cases brought under the False Claims Act and state consumer protection statutes. He has represented clients at all stages of litigation, including pre-complaint investigations, motions practice, discovery, trial, and appeals, and he has appeared in state and federal courts across the country, as well as in arbitral tribunals.

  • Won dismissal of all claims under public disclosure bar in False Claims Act qui tam action alleging improper marketing of laboratory testing services.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in multidistrict consumer litigation arising out of product recalls, resulting in dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
  • Won summary judgment in qui tam action brought under California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act in connection with alleged fraud on private insurers.
  • Represented manufacturer of dietary supplements in consumer protection litigation related to product labeling.
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in DOJ investigation of alleged off-label promotion, resulting in civil-only resolution.
  • Won dismissal of FCA qui tam action related to provision of security services to federal properties.
  • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in arbitration against licensee arising out of alleged breach of licensing agreement.
  • Counsel to major pharmaceutical company in putative consumer class action seeking economic damages based on alleged failure to disclose risks associated with prescription medication.
  • Represent major financial institution in FCA qui tam action involving allegations related to 2008 financial crisis.

Pro Bono

  • Represented Louisiana man released from prison after 15 years in § 1983 action against police and prosecutors involving allegations of Brady violations.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Class Action "Rising Star" (2014-2016)