Former Attorney General Mike Cox is joining a prominent law firm, focusing on health care fraud compliance and white-collar defense issues.

Dykema announced the move Tuesday. Cox will work in the firm’s litigation department in Detroit.

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A former Marine, Cox worked for the Oakland and Wayne County prosecutors offices and served as Michigan attorney general for eight years, the most allowed under term limits.

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He was one of five Republicans running in last year’s governor’s race, coming in third in the primary election.

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The 49-year-old lives with his family in Livonia. 
  
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