- Williams College (B.A., 1988)
- New York University (J.D., 1991)
- New York State Bar
- United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, 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
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.Mr. Fox’s cases generally concern claims of 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 has served 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 involving banking organizations, hedge funds, medical providers, large pharmaceutical companies, telecommunications companies, technology companies, various government contractors and large-scale taxpayers.
Some of Mr. Fox’s relevant whistleblower work includes:
- Representation in multiple healthcare fraud whistleblower cases against pharmaceutical companies and various medical providers based on claims that they fraudulently billed government healthcare programs for products and services that were tainted by illegal kickbacks, services that were not performed and medically unnecessary services.
- Representation in multiple tax fraud whistleblower cases, including claims against financial and services organizations and against wealthy individuals alleged to have falsified tax returns and related materials.
While working for the Office of the Attorney General, Mr. Fox handled or supervised several ground-breaking False Claims Act cases, including the following:
- He filed the first government-initiated New York False Claims Act case against Merck & Co., which resulted in a $980 million nationwide settlement, with $60 million for New York State.
- He led the government’s investigation and intervention in a tax whistleblower’s claims against cell phone company Sprint Corporation concerning its failure to collect and pay over $100 million in state and local sales taxes. The case subsequently settled for $330 million.
- He supervised several investigations into food services companies involved in school lunch programs that had kept monies they were required to rebate to local governments, resulting in recoveries of over $38 million.
- He co-led a multi-state team in pursuing whistleblower claims against technology company CA, Inc., which was claimed to have overcharged governmental customers for service plans. The case settled for $11 million.
- He supervised the first tax-related case to settle under New York’s False Claims Act, which was brought by a whistleblower against Mohan’s Custom Tailors. The case settled for $5.5 million and the company’s owner pled guilty to tax fraud felonies and served jail time.
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 defending clients in class actions, commercial disputes, and securities and consumer fraud actions.