Mia Yugo

ATTORNEY

Mia Yugo is a Litigation Attorney representing whistleblowers and businesses in civil and criminal litigation. Mia’s practice focuses on complex litigation involving financial crimes, fraud, breach of contract, Qui Tam actions brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), subpoena defense (civil & criminal), whistleblower claims, government investigations, retaliatory discharge / wrongful termination, and defamation defense. Mia litigates cases across the country involving grant fraud (tied to academic, science, and research grants), healthcare fraud, COVID fraud, medical device fraud, and procurement fraud.

Mia has unique experience in Property Litigation and various other Administrative Law and Regulatory Disputes with state and federal agencies (administrative issues, discharge, regulatory takings, etc.). Having served as both defense and plaintiff’s counsel, Mia has successfully litigated complex cases in state and federal court.

Mia enjoys travelling and speaks several languages. She has lived all over the world—including parts of Europe and Canada—and brings a wealth of international experience to HMT. In 2016, Mia was the Champion of the highly competitive National Basketball Negotiation Competition hosted by the Fordham Sports Law Forum in New York, NY, and was subsequently selected to represent Team USA in the International Negotiation Competition in Switzerland.

Mia is licensed in Virginia and New York.

(912) 221-4441

mia@fed-lit.com

11 Franklin Road SW, Suite 200
Roanoke. VA 24011

PO Box 8877
Roanoke. VA 24014

Practice Areas

Fraud

  • Civil & Criminal
  • VCPA

Whistleblower Claims / Qui Tam / False Claims Act

  • Grant Fraud
  • Research Fraud (Colleges & Universities)
  • Healthcare Fraud (Medicare/Medicaid)
  • COVID Fraud
  • Procurement Fraud

Administrative Law & Regulatory Disputes

  • State & Federal Agencies

Subpoena Defense (Civil & Criminal)

  • Motions to Quash
  • Protective Orders
  • Short & Long-Term Advising & Strategy

Appellate Law

  • Fourth Circuit
  • D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court

Employment Law

  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Wrongful Termination

Property Litigation

  • Eminent Domain
  • Regulatory Takings
  • Constitutional Issues
  • Defamation Defense

Breach of Contract

  • Contract disputes
  • Fiduciary Duties
Awards
  • Champion, National Basketball Negotiation Competition, Fordham Sports Law Forum (New York, NY)
  • Team USA, World Negotiation Competition (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • National Tax Moot Court Competition, First Runner Up (Oral Argument), Florida Bar Tax Section (Clearwater, FL)
  • Champion (Oral Argument) & Best Brief Award, 2L/3L Moot Court Competition
  • Finalist, ABA East Coast Regional Negotiation Competition
  • Winner, NBA Raptors Journalism Competition (Toronto, ON)
  • Winner, Human Rights and Race Relations Essay Competition (Toronto, ON)
Publications
  • Article, Can Statistical Sampling Be Used to Prove Liability Under the FCA or Does Each Provision of the Statute Require Individual Proofs? Co-authored, 41 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 335 (2018)
  • Article, Settlement Restrictions on False Claims Act (FCA) Qui Tam Actions: A Strict Application of Law or a Waste of Judicial Resources? Co-authored, The Liberty Lawyer (2017)
CLE Ethics & Qui Tam/Fraud Presentations
  • CLE Presentation, “Ethics: Don’t Be That Lawyer!”, 1-hour presentation on Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct (September 2019)
  • CLE Seminar Presentation on “Little Known but Helpful Laws in Virginia” with The Hon. Cynthia D. Kinser, Former Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court (June 2018)
  • Qui Tam/Whistleblowing Presentation, presented on False Claims Act (FCA) at Annual Firm Employment Seminar with John R. Thomas, Esq. (May 2018)
  • Upcoming Ethics CLE for Roanoke Bar Association (RBA), October 2, 2020
White Collar & Mediation Training
  • ABA International White Collar Crime Institute, London, UK (2019)
  • NYSBA Advanced Mediation training course (Part II), Fordham University, New York, NY (2018)