NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The law firm of Kirby McInerney LLP is pleased to announce that partner Randall Fox has been named the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (“TAFEF”), which is the leading public advocacy group for whistleblowers. TAFEF presented Mr. Fox with the prestigious award, citing his successes for whistleblowers and his commitment to expanding opportunities to harness the power of whistleblowers to fight frauds committed against government dollars. The award was presented at TAFEF’s annual conference on October 14.
TAFEF is a public interest non-profit dedicated to fighting fraud against the government by incentivizing integrity. Through public-private partnerships, TAFEF advances the effectiveness of the federal and state False Claims Acts and other whistleblower programs to promote and protect the efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
In bestowing the award, TAFEF recognized Mr. Fox’s accomplishments as the founding Bureau Chief of the New York Attorney General’s Taxpayer Protection Bureau, which handles many of the whistleblower cases for New York State and aspires to encourage and aggressively pursue strong whistleblower cases. TAFEF also recognized Mr. Fox’s accomplishments since joining Kirby McInerney and representing whistleblowers in tax, healthcare, procurement and other whistleblower matters, including his most recent success of settling for $105 million a tax qui tam case against hedge fund manager Thomas Sandell. Finally, TAFEF recognized Mr. Fox for his strong advocacy for whistleblower laws that help fight against fraud.
“It is a great honor to be named Whistleblower Lawyer of the Year by an organization that is so deeply committed to integrity and fairness,” said Mr. Fox.
Kirby McInerney LLP is a New York-based plaintiffs’ law firm concentrating in securities, antitrust, whistleblower, and consumer litigation. The firm’s efforts on behalf of investors, consumers and the government have resulted in recoveries totaling billions of dollars. Additional information about the firm can be found at Kirby McInerney LLP’s general website at http://www.kmllp.com, and its whistleblower website at https://whistleblower.kmllp.com/.
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