Knox Ricksen Recognized Among California’s “Top Boutiques” by the Daily Journal

Published Oct 26, 2020

Leading healthcare and insurance fraud law firm Knox Ricksen LLP has been named a “Top Boutique” in California by the Daily Journal, the state’s largest legal newspaper (full article here:  Knox Ricksen Top Boutiques in California 2020).

The Daily Journal’s “Top Boutiques” awards recognize California’s leading small law firms dedicated to one practice area. Making its first appearance on the list, Knox Ricksen was one of only 16 firms selected.

In making its selection, the Daily Journal reviewed the firm’s boutique roots – dating back to 1949 – and its legacy of litigating complex fraud and whistleblower actions. Interviews with partners Thomas Fraysse, Maisie Sokolove, and Ryan Jacobson examine Knox Ricksen’s emphasis on and approach to data analysis in exposing large-scale, complex medical fraud schemes that fall into a gap between criminal prosecutions and state and federal regulations.

Sokolove says, “We’ve developed this great way to look at the macro viewpoint, working with insurance companies to see patterns of fraud.”

The profile also discussed some of the firm’s trial successes, including representing a major union health plan in a qui tam case in which a single doctor allegedly prescribed $55 million of bogus compounded medication over 13 months, and securing a $7 million judgment in a qui tam case that arose out of the production of misleading x-ray reports to support fraudulent claims against insurance companies.

The profile concludes with a quote from Fraysse: “Altogether, these insurance frauds put people’s health at risk. It’s a disturbing trend that we work hard to address.”


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