WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 – Knox Ricksen LLP, a civil litigation firm specializing in complex health care fraud litigation, has elevated attorneys Ryan Jacobson and Maisie Sokolove to partners.
“Health care fraud matters are complex and notoriously document and discovery intensive. Ryan and Maisie have been at the forefront of systemizing and evolving our approach to managing this mission-critical process,” said Managing Partner Thomas Fraysse. “They’ve also played key roles in many of our recent client successes, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to the partnership.”
Since joining the firm in 2010, Jacobson has represented plaintiffs in “whistleblower” (or qui tam) actions and other health care fraud matters under the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, particularly code section 1871.7. He spearheads matters involving unfair and fraudulent business practices, such as staging auto accidents, kick-back referral schemes, running and capping, illegal ownership of professional corporations, overbilling of chiropractic and medical services and billing for medical services not provided. Jacobson earned his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law (2005) and his B.A. from Gonzaga University (2002).
Sokolove, who joined the firm as an associate in 2007, also focuses on health care fraud litigation. Prior to joining Knox Ricksen, she served as a Deputy County Counsel in the Alameda County Office of the County Counsel handling civil litigation and administrative hearings. In her work for the County, Sokolove gained experience in a wide variety of practice areas, including public entity tort liability, civil rights, and employment law, which inform her fraud-focused practice. Sokolove is a member of both the Northern and Southern California Fraud Investigators Associations. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2005) and her B.A. from the University of California Berkeley (2002).