Eric J. Danowitz


Mokri Vanis & Jones, LLP
4100 Newport Place Drive
Suite 840
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: (949) 226-7040


Eric J. Danowitz is an attorney in the Newport Beach office of Mokri Vanis & Jones, he practices in the areas of healthcare litigation, insurance special investigation litigation, worker’s compensation defense, Special Lien Proceedings and civil qui tam litigation.

Eric has been practicing in these fields since 2008, and has been counsel on several of the largest and most complex qui tam litigations in the State of California.

Mr. Danowitz also advises on numerous insurance matters related to special investigations and litigation, including ERISA matters. Currently Mr. Danowitz is the lead/liaison counsel for all insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers in almost all of the currently pending Special Lien Proceedings through Labor Code Section 139.21, as well as the various consolidations related to Lien Claimants challenging the automatic stay provision of Labor Code Section 4615.

Over the years Eric has regularly lectured at the Anti-Fraud Alliance Conference, the Southern California Fraud Insurance Association Conference, and the International Association of Special Investigation Units Conference on issues related to healthcare fraud, special investigations, pharmaceutical fraud, and discovery tactics and deposition strategy in complex healthcare litigation.

Prior to starting at Mokri, Vanis, & Jones Mr. Danowitz was outside counsel for Pacific Maritime Association for three years. Since that time, he has continued consulting for PMA in relation to suspected fraudulent claims made against the ILWU-PMA Health Benefit Plan. Moreover, he has experiencing representing the plan in two affirmative fraud actions against medical providers who fraudulently billed the Plan.

Mr. Danowitz has consulted with various employers in relation to workplace injuries which occur at the Port, and the issues that arise and whether the claim is under the jurisdiction of the CA Workers’ Compensation Act, or whether the accident/injury is subject to the Longshoremen’s’ Act and which laws would apply in determining the litigation of such claims, and the calculation of benefits under each.

Eric also pioneered the workers’ compensation claims/lien consolidation procedures at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and has litigated over 50 lien consolidations to date. Eric regularly represents clients before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, California Superior Court, as well as representing insurance carriers as victims of fraud in criminal matters filed in the State of California.

MVJ’s attorneys have extensive experience in the representation of victims of healthcare fraud, including clinical and pharmaceutical fraud.

The Firm represents victims of healthcare fraud in criminal actions as well as representing insurance company and employer relators in civil qui tam actions.

The Firm’s attorneys have also successfully represented numerous patients who were victimized by healthcare fraud.

Mokri Vanis & Jones, LLP provides a full range of transaction and litigation services throughout California and Nevada. The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients, from major multinational corporations and financial institutions to family-owned small businesses and private individuals.

MVJ works closely with clients, developing cost effective legal services and a strategy specialized to each of client’s needs. The firm’s experienced attorneys take pride in providing high-quality legal services to achieve timely, efficient and effective resolution in accord with clients’ unique goals.