Law firm adds former NYS AG special assistant for Medicaid fraud

A law firm with offices across the state has added a former New York State special assistant for Medicaid fraud.

Glenn Jones, a health care litigator, joined Harris Beach, which also has offices in New Jersey and Connecticut. Jones works in the company’s Long Island office in Uniondale.

Jones brings decades of expertise in complex regulatory proceedings and criminal and civil investigations in healthcare and other industries.

He has defended individuals and organizations on matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the New York State Department of Financial Services and other federal, state, and local agencies.

His areas of expertise include alleged violations of the Stark Act, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Portability Act and health insurance liability and other compliance regulations.

“Glenn deepens Harris Beach’s legal talent by handling difficult issues regarding government compliance and investigations, particularly in health care,” said Terry Flynn, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, who leads the Harris Beach Government Compliance and Investigations Group. said in a statement.

“Our attorneys have extensive experience in federal, state and local courts, representing businesses and individuals in both the public and private sectors,” Flynn added. “Like Glenn, many of our lawyers have held senior positions in government, dealing with many of the same issues. We are delighted that Glenn has chosen Harris Beach for the next step in his career.

Prior to joining Harris Beach, Jones was a partner and chairman of the healthcare fraud and regulatory enforcement practice at a mid-sized law firm in New York City. He has also worked for two firms in Washington, DC in commercial litigation, white collar crime, investigative/government law enforcement and health care groups, and ran his own practice.

Jones spent eight years as the New York State Special Assistant Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud. During this time, he won the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award, given by the New York State Attorney General for outstanding performance by an attorney in pursuit of the public good.

Earlier in his career, he served as an attorney with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where he investigated and prosecuted fraud and other civil actions. Jones also spent time in the Asset Forfeiture and Narcotics Units of the New York County District Attorney’s Office after graduating from Northwestern University School of Law.

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