Byron J. McLain

Byron J. McLain litigation lawyer Foley Lardner
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Professional Biography

Byron J. McLain is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Byron was deputy chief of general crimes at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, where he co-supervised a training section consisting of as many as over fifty Assistant United States Attorneys, which includes the direct supervision of at least fifteen criminal jury trials. Previously, Byron was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Major Frauds Section and the General Crimes section of the USAO’s Criminal Division, where he investigated and prosecuted white collar crimes. He tried eight criminal cases to jury verdict and delivered two successful oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This trial experience includes cases involving health care fraud, securities law violations, false claims, kickbacks, wire fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, tax conspiracy fraud, movie investment fraud, obstruction of justice, and illegal immigration. He represented the United States government in district court in over 100 different matters.

Byron served as the USAO’s Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for approximately 6 months before being promoted to a supervisor role. As the Healthcare Fraud coordinator, he evaluated healthcare-related False Claim Act (FCA) civil claims and determined where criminal investigations should be initiated. Byron also coordinated with civil and criminal AUSAs and investigative agencies to identify the USAO’s top priority cases in home health care, hospice, prescription drugs, and skilled nursing facility areas.

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