Randall M. Fox, Partner
Williams College (B.A., 1988)
New York University (J.D., 1991)
New York State Bar
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits
United States Tax Court
Randall M. Fox is a partner in our New York office, focusing on whistleblower and qui tam matters in False Claims Act cases and before the IRS Whistleblower Office, the SEC Whistleblower Office and CFTC Whistleblower Office, as well as antitrust and consumer fraud cases. His cases generally concern claims involving tax fraud, healthcare fraud (such as Medicaid, Medicare and Tricare fraud), procurement fraud, and investment fraud. Mr. Fox writes and speaks frequently about whistleblower issues and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Law360 Government Contracts newsletter.
Mr. Fox joined the firm in 2014 after having served as the founding Bureau Chief of New York Attorney General's Taxpayer Protection Bureau. While at the Bureau, Mr. Fox handled claims about frauds committed against the government and taxpayer funds. Prior to being promoted to Bureau Chief at the Attorney General's office, Mr. Fox was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he handled cases involving healthcare fraud.
Mr. Fox's cases focus on a wide range of industries and services, and have included matters about banking organizations, medical providers, large pharmaceutical companies, telecommunications companies, technology companies, various government contractors and large-scale taxpayers. Among the public cases that Mr. Fox has handled or supervised are the following:
■ Pursued $400 million False Claims Act claims raised by a whistleblower against Sprint Corporation for knowingly failing to pay New York State and local sales taxes on its monthly flat-rate charges for cell phone service. This case is ongoing;
■ Represented New York in its first government initiated False Claims Act case, pursuing Medicaid claims against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. alleging that the government was defrauded in paying for Merck's pain drug Vioxx. The case settled on a nationwide basis for $980 million, with over $60 million going to New York;
■ Pursued investigations into food services companies that had kept rebates rather than passing them along to schools and other public institutions as required by their contracts and regulations. Settled for nearly $20 million;
■ Co-led team of states that participated in $11 million settlement of False Claims Act allegations that technology company CA, Inc. falsely overcharged governmental customers for service plans;
■ Pursued False Claims Act allegations on behalf of a whistleblower against a medical imaging company for failing to pay New York corporate income taxes while conducting substantial business in the State. Settled for $6.2 million;
■ Pursued claims on behalf of a whistleblower against Mohan's Custom Tailors for knowingly failing to pay sales taxes that were nevertheless collected from customers. The resolution included a plea to criminal charges and an agreement to jail time. This case settled for $5.5 million ; and
■ Settled claims against an accounting firm for falsely certifying a substance abuse clinic's inflated claims for Medicaid payments.
Before joining the New York Attorney General's Office in 2007, Mr. Fox was a partner at the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, where his practice focused on class actions, commercial disputes, and securities and consumer fraud actions.
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