Knox Ricksen LLP, a civil litigation firm specializing in complex healthcare fraud cases, has added litigator Taylor Steele to its Walnut Creek, Calif. office.
“We’re seeing early evidence of a whole new wave of health care fraud matters thanks to the increased use of telemedicine during the pandemic, and we’re committed to ensuring that our clients are well equipped to fight these forces, which ultimately impact the healthcare costs we all bear. Taylor’s experience with highly complex disputes – the ones involving multiple entities, convoluted information streams, and mountains of data – will be a decided benefit to our clients as we take on these fraudsters and work diligently to recover their losses,” said Managing Partner Thomas Fraysse.
During his tenure with two AmLaw 100 law firms, Steele gained experience litigating high-stakes commercial disputes with an ever-increasing focus on healthcare fraud and whistleblower claims. Working across industries, he has also handled disputes involving contracts, fiduciary duties, land use, and real estate on behalf of both individual and corporate clients. In addition to his law firm experience, Steele interned for the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the solicitor general of Texas, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Steele earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas Law School, where he was the manuscript editor for the American Journal of Criminal Law. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in economics and Spanish from Trinity University.