About Christopher T. Cook

Being able to identify fraud, put a halt to it and prevent it from happening again is critical for large insurers. To do so requires a team that understands the subject matter, knows the law in the relevant jurisdiction and can navigate industry-wide regulations. Christopher Cook does this and more, helping his clients locate fraudulent activity and then develop the best possible strategy for addressing it.

A studied approach to high-profile fraud

Chris handles all aspects of litigation and has represented clients in a variety of high-profile matters, including numerous cases resulting in billion-dollar settlements. In handling litigation for his clients, Chris appreciates the importance of taking steps to reduce and manage cost, including through use of technology, close collaboration with clients and leveraging the substantial knowledge of the rest of the litigation team.

Chris has extensive experience working with experts in evaluating fraud and collaborating with outside subject matter specialists and other law firms to develop coordinated litigation strategies. He has worked with insurers across the country to identify fraudulent claim trends and the parties driving systematic fraud, including those involving billing for unnecessary medical services, billing for services not rendered, upcoding, unbundling, violating anti-kickback and patient brokering laws, and violating state licensure laws and prohibitions on the corporate practice of medicine.

Prior to joining Katten, Chris was an associate at a large New York law firm where he litigated a broad range of matters, including federal securities claims, class action lawsuits, civil rights violations, contract disputes and environmental litigation. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy in the Southern District of New York.

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Practice Focus

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance and health care fraud
  • RICO litigation