Knox Ricksen Managing Partner Thomas E. Fraysse has been named a “Healthcare Law Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, a leading legal industry publication and part of American Lawyer Media (ALM).
Now in its third year, the National Law Journal’s “Healthcare Law Trailblazers” awards recognize attorneys in healthcare law who have made a mark on the industry through new types of strategies or innovative court cases.
In making its selection, the National Law Journal noted Fraysse’s nearly four-decades-long experience representing healthcare fraud victims in qui tam lawsuits against physicians, clinics and hospitals. A veteran of more than 2,000 matters, he is currently representing a major union health plan in a telemedicine-based qui tam lawsuit involving a physician who prescribed nearly $60 million of compounded medication over a 13-month period. The profile concludes with Fraysse examining the potential for widespread healthcare fraud due to the increased use of telemedicine since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With decades of litigation experience under his belt, Fraysse represents victims of fraudulent practices and schemes in actions based on common law fraud, California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, qui tam or whistleblower cases, and state and federal False Claims Acts. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Anti-Fraud Alliance, where he has served numerous stints on the board of directors and as president. Fraysse received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1982) and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1978).