Lawrence Fox practices in the area of litigation. Mr. Fox has more than 30 years of experience representing large corporate clients in federal and state courts, through trials and appeals, in a wide variety of matters, including insurance, contract, securities, ERISA, intellectual property and products liability.
In recent years, he has been lead or co-lead counsel for major insurers in a series of high-profile insurance fraud recovery cases in New York, California and Florida. Mr. Fox has represented New York City hospitals now comprising the Mount Sinai Health System in a number of matters.
- Represented a New York hospital in a complex multi-million dollar commercial lease dispute concerning a medical office building in Brooklyn. Case settled in a manner the client found favorable. E and E Medical Buildings, LLC v. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2013).
- Represented a New York hospital in a $10 million employment contract dispute over its termination of a Department Chairman. Won summary judgment for client. Scott v. Beth Israel Medical Center, 47 A.D.3d 541, 850 N.Y.S.2d 81 (1st Dep’t 2008). Also made New York law in that case on piercing the attorney-client privilege when an employee communicates with his attorney over the employer’s e-mail system. 17 Misc. 3d 934, 847 N.Y.S.2d 436 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2007).
- Represented a fire insurer against claims by two mortgage lenders over misdirected insurance proceeds. Won separate summary judgments against both lenders. Everhome Mortgage Co. v. Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co., 2012 WL 868961 (E.D.N.Y.).
- Represented investor on securities fraud claims concerning securitization of mortgage loans for gas-stations and convenience stores. Case settled on terms the client found extremely favorable. In re Enterprise Mortgage Acceptance Co. Securities Litigation, (E.D.N.Y. 2005).
- Represented health insurer in the “A Place For Us” RICO/insurance fraud case against a major hospital chain and others that submitted fraudulent insurance claims for supposed inpatient psychiatric care for patients recruited by telemarketers. Recovered the client’s large losses after litigation by other insurers and law firms against the same defendants had been unsuccessful. Aetna v. Greeson (C.D. Cal.).
- Represented an American manufacturer whose factory in Iran was expropriated by the Iranian Government during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The client made a claim for compensation before the Iran-America Claims Tribunal, which was established by the Algerian Accords in connection with the release of the American hostages by Iran in 1981. The claim was upheld by the Tribunal in 1983 and the client was awarded substantial damages.
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
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