Counsel to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Office of the Attorney General, State of New York (New York, NY)
JAY SPEERS has been a Special Assistant Attorney General assigned to the New York Medicaid Fraud Control Unit since 2000. Since September 2011, he has been Counsel to the New York MFCU. Prior to that, he was Director of the Special Projects Unit of the New York MFCU. In addition to his duties with the MFCU, he is currently the co-chair of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s (NAMFCU) Qui Tam Subcommittee and a member of NAMFCU’s Global Case Committee. Jay has participated in numerous national settlements involving pharmaceutical fraud including the 1 Billion Dollar GlaxoSmithKline settlement, a 500-million-dollar settlement with the generic manufacturer, Ranbaxy, involving adulterated drugs and most recently was part of the national team in a 171 million-dollar off label marketing settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals. Also, he was involved in a settlement with a NY home health provider in 2014 resulting in the largest settlement in NY MFCU history 141 million dollars. He has previously served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for 8 years in Dutchess County New York specializing fraud investigations and prosecutions such as welfare and unemployment fraud. He is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University and received a degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.