Monica P. Navarro
B.A., summa cum laude, Florida International University 1990
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School 1993
Monica P. Navarro joined the full-time Cooley Law School Faculty in 2010. Previously, she served as a Visiting Professor in 2009-2010 teaching Civil Procedure I and II, and as an Adjunct Professor in 2008 teaching Health Law. Professor Navarro serves as the faculty advisor for the Hispanic Latino Law Society and the International Concentration at the school’s Auburn Hills, Mich., campus.
In private practice, Professor Navarro was a principal member of Frank, Haron, Weiner and Navarro, in Troy, Mich., 1998-2009, where she specialized in health law and business litigation, and the False Claims Act/Qui Tam litigation. Previously, she was an associate attorney with Keywell and Rosenfeld, in Troy, Mich., 1996-98, specializing in federal litigation, class action litigation and commercial/business litigation.
Professor Navarro also served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Julian Abele Cook Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit and was an associate attorney with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago and with Dykema Gossett in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Professor Navarro was named one of the Twenty Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2010, as well as a Michigan Super Lawyer in Law and Politics Magazine in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. She was also named one of the Top 50 Michigan Women Lawyers by Law and Politics Magazine during those years, was profiled by the Detroit Free Press and ALMA in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and won the J.T. Canales Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of Michigan Law School. Additionally, she’s been an honoree and a nominee for Crain's Business Detroit "40 Under 40", was twice appointed to the Michigan Board of Psychology by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and was named a Top 10 Qui Tam Lawyer in the Country in Corporate Crime Reporter.
A member of the Michigan and Illinois Bars, Professor Navarro is a frequently published author and serves on a multitude of boards and organizations. She is a member of the board of directors for Southwest Counseling Solutions; a fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation; a public member and Chair of the Disciplinary Subcommittee of the State of Michigan Board of Psychology, a member of the State Bar of Michigan Diversity Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan, a Council Member for the State Bar of Michigan Health Law Section, a co-chair of the Health Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Vice-Chair and an Editorial Board member of the ABA's The Health Lawyer.
At Cooley, Professor Navarro teaches Civil Procedure and Health Law.
Monica P. Navarro, Materiality: A Needed Return to Basics in False Claims Act Liability, 43 U. Mem. L. Rev. 105 (2012).
Monica P. Navarro, A Look at the Constitutional Implications of Retrospective Laws: The Case of the False Claims Act, 28 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 96 (2011).
Monica P. Navarro and Donna A. O’Connor, Health Care Law after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, A Foreword, 90 Mich. B.J. 19 (June 2011).
Monica P. Navarro, Salvaging Civil Forfeiture under the Drug Control Act, 41 Wayne L. Rev. 1609 (1995).
Book Reviews and Other Short Works
Monica P. Navarro, Editor-In-Chief and Co-Author, HIPAA Guidelines for Michigan Practitioners: Preemption Analysis Matrix (State Bar of Michigan, Health Law Section) (Apr. 2013).
Monica P. Navarro and Mercedes Varasteh Dordeski, A Baseline on the State of Telemedicine in Michigan: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed, https://www.michbar.org/health/pdfs/telemedicine.pdf (Health Care Law Section of the Michigan Bar) (Jan. 2010).
Monica P. Navarro, Health Care Fraud Thursdays Pack a Lot of Punch, Fed. B. Assn. Newsltr. 3 (E.D. Mich.) (Winter 2010).
Monica P. Navarro, Never Discount the Importance of Having a Plan to Combat Allegations of Unprofessional Behavior, Mich. Med. L. Rep. (Fall 2008) (reprinted at http://www.vezinalaw.com/never-discount-the-importance-of-having-a-plan-to-combat-allegat.html).
Monica P. Navarro, Contributor, Federal Civil Procedure before Trial: 6th Circuit (Lawyers Cooperative Federal Practice Guide, American Inns of Court Series) (1996).
Monica P. Navarro, Contributor, Comments from the Bench, Wolverine B. J. Mthly. Newsltr. (1994-1996).
Monica P. Navarro, Presenter, Status of State Enforcement of Fraud and Abuse Laws(2014 ABA National Institute on Civil False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement, Washington D.C., June 2014).
Monica P. Navarro, Presenter, The State of Telemedicine Law in the State of Michigan (20th Annual Institute of Healthcare Law, Institute of Continuing Education, Mar. 2014).
Monica P. Navarro, Presenter, Record Keeping for Psychoanalysts 101 (Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Feb. 2014).
Monica P. Navarro, Moderator and Speaker, Best Practices in Qui Tam Litigation (12th Annual Conference of Taxpayers against Fraud, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2013).
Monica P. Navarro, Presenter, State of Telemedicine Law in the State of Michigan (State Bar of Michigan, Health Law Section, summer 2013).
Monica P. Navarro, Presenter, ACO Basics for Physicians (Health Care Forum: The Physician’s Practice: Emerging Issues for Providers, Rochester, Michigan, May 9, 2013).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, ABCs of Practice: Health Law (Oakland County Bar Association, spring 2013).
Monica P. Navarro, Moderator and Speaker, Avoiding the Certification Trap and Restoring Common Sense (12th Annual Conference of Taxpayers Against Fraud, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2012).
Monica P. Navarro, Presenter, A Man for All Seasons, TV Broad. (Bloomfield Public Television, Aug. 2012) (review presented during Patriot Week).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, State Enforcement (ABA’s 9th Annual Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, Washington, D.C., June 2012).
Monica P. Navarro, Moderator and Speaker, Working with the Government (11th Annual Conference of Taxpayers Against Fraud, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2011).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, How the New Health Care Law Affects Businesses (Hispanic National Bar Association Conference, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 2011).
Monica P. Navarro, Faculty Presenter, Challenges of E-Discovery in Arbitration (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 10th Annual Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute, Plymouth, Michigan, Mar. 17, 2011).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Ethical Implications of FCA Litigation (10th Annual Conference of Taxpayers against Fraud, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2010).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, What Attorneys Need to Know about Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Litigation (Michigan Association of Justice Webinar, May 2010).
Monica P. Navarro, Moderator, The New Face of Health Care Fraud Enforcement, Recent Amendments to the False Claims Act and Enforcement by the Health Care Strike Force (Federal Bar Association, E.D. Michigan, Nov. 2009).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, The Future of Women in Qui Tam Litigation (IX Annual Conference Taxpayers against Fraud, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2009).
Monica P. Navarro, Guest Speaker, Due Process, TV Broad., “Health Care in America” (Channel 56 Detroit Public Television, Dec. 2008).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, It’s Like Arm Wrestling an Octopus: Lessons Learned from Internal Compliance Concerns (Trinity Health Systems’ Under the C’s of Compliance Annual Conference, Michigan, Oct. 2007).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Swimming with Sharks: What Every Coder Should Know (Trinity Health Systems’ Under the C’s of Compliance Annual Conference, Michigan, Oct. 2007).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, What a Provider Must Do When It Discovers Fraud and Abuse (6th Annual Ingenix Coding Billing and Compliance Conference, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 2006).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Medical, Legal & Ethical Implications of Saliva Drug Testing in the Home Environment (Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses Consortium, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, fall 2006).
Monica P. Navarro, Keynote Speaker (University of Michigan Law School Graduating Class of 2006, Senior Celebration Day, June 2006).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Your New and Improved Medicare Appeal Rights (Part B News, 6th Annual Billing and Reimbursement Conference, Orlando, Florida, Apr. 2006).
Monica P. Navarro, Guest Speaker, Practical Law, TV Broad.,“Hospitals and Physicians: Friends and Foes” (Bloomfield Community Television, Mar. 2006).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Emerging Ethical Concerns in the False Claims Act Arena (Fifth Annual Taxpayers against Fraud Education Fund Conference, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2005).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Lawyers as Leaders (Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2004-2005 Annual Meeting and Leadership Workshop, Ypsilanti, Michigan, May 2005).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Your New and Improved Medicare Appeal Rights (Part B News, 5th Annual Billing and Reimbursement Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Apr. 2005).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Qui Tam and You: Counties, Municipalities, School Districts and Other Public Entities (Lorman Seminar, Troy, Michigan, July 2004).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, The Federal False Claims Act (Hospital Compliance Officers Tri-Cities Roundtable, Saginaw, Michigan, Mar. 2004).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Impact of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for the Small Employer (Troy Chamber of Commerce, William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Michigan, July 2003).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Impact of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for the Small Provider (Michigan Psychoanalytic Society, May 2003).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, HIPAA for Consumers and their Representatives (State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section, Dec. 2002).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, What Every Trial Lawyer Should Know About HIPAA (Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 58th Annual Meeting and Rapid Fire Seminar, June 2002).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, HIPAA Preemption (Annual Roundtable of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section (Technology Subcommittee) and the Michigan Society of Healthcare Lawyers (HIPAA Taskforce), Apr. 2002).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Qui Tam Litigation: Keys to Understanding the Federal False Claims Act (Oakland County Medical/Legal Society, Oct. 2001).
Monica P. Navarro, Speaker, Introduction of the Chief Judge (1995 State of the Court Address for the United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Federal Bar Association, 1995).