Geoffrey M. Raux

Partner

Overview

Geoffrey Raux is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Raux represents a variety of clients in the business and health care sectors. His practice concentrates on complex commercial and health care litigation matters, internal investigations, and government compliance. Mr. Raux also handles Medicare and Medicaid appeals, employment litigation, and has substantial experience drafting and negotiating clinical trial agreements.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Raux was an associate with the New York office of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He was involved in several civil and criminal litigation matters, including white collar criminal defense, labor disputes, and False Claims Act litigation.

Recognitions

In 2007, Mr. Raux was recognized by the New York State Bar Association Journal as an Empire State Counsel Honoree for his outstanding pro-bono services. He has also been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists (2011 – 2016).

Education

Mr. Raux earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard International Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Raux has lectured and published on a variety of areas, including research misconduct and False Claims Act implications, key issues arising in contractual disputes, reducing securities exposure in clinical trial publications, and negotiating and drafting clinical trial agreements.

Affiliations

Mr. Raux served as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army Reserves, assigned to the 8th Brigade, 98th Division, where he was an assistant professor of military science teaching at Northeastern University and Boston College. Mr. Raux was Airborne qualified and held a top secret security clearance.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Raux is a member of the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and American Health Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, D.C. Court of Appeals, the District of Massachusetts, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Rhode Island, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Representative Matters

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Foley represented a hedge fund (SBAV, LP) and its investment adviser (Clinton Group, Inc.) in connection with securities fraud claims against issuer Porter Bancorp, Inc. for misrepresentations in connection with SBAV’s equity investment in Porter Bancorp and its controlling shareholders. On March 26, 2014 the district court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss SBAV’s claims. Defendants also issued a third-party complaint against Clinton Group, Inc. Clinton Group moved to dismiss that complaint, which motion was granted with prejudice on September 16, 2014.
Foley represented Harvard University and one of its senior professors in federal court litigation involving the claim by a former Harvard graduate student that he was improperly misallocated the royalties of a key drug patent.
Represented the independent directors of a privately held enterprise software developer in shareholder derivative litigation in Delaware Chancery Court. The issues in the litigation included alleged breaches of fiduciary duties concerning, among other subjects, executive compensation, as well as valuation issues concerning warrants held by a private equity firm.