Attorney Rene Potkay Moniz is an associate at Gilman Law LLP. She concentrates her practice on various types of complex and class action litigation. Ms. Potkay Moniz is currently working on several securities fraud class actions against numerous issuers of securities for allegedly misleading investors, including In re ProShares Trust Securities Litigation, 09-cv-6935 (JGK) and In re Direxion Shares ETF Trust, 09-cv-08011 (RJH). She is also active in the firm’s antitrust practice, including In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1775, alleging a global conspiracy to fix the prices of air cargo shipments worldwide and In re Florida Cement and Concrete Antitrust Litigation, 09-cv-21387, alleging an antitrust conspiracy against companies in the concrete and cement industry throughout the state of Florida.
Ms. Potkay Moniz is or has been involved in several product liability and defective drug class action settlements, including Sebago, Inc., et al. v. Beazer East, Inc., No. 96-10069 (D. Mass.) (Nationwide class settlements with two manufacturers of phenolic foam insulation, worth a combined estimated value of more than $240 million); In re OSB Antitrust Litigation, (E.D. Pa.); Zyprexa Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1596 ($590 Million settlement against Eli Lilly for victims who ingested Zyprexa which resulted in the onset of diabetes) Ms. Potkay Moniz graduated from the University of Tampa, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in International Business (B.S., 2001). She obtained her law degree from Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2009) where she participated in the Suffolk Legal Services Landlord/Tenant Clinic and also served as a legal intern in the Norfolk Probate Court. Ms. Potkay Moniz is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association and the Massachusetts Association of Woman’s Lawyers.