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Timothy M. Cornell

Timothy M. Cornell

Practice areas:

Health Care, Antitrust & Trade Law, Communications & Media, Litigation, Arbitration

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About Me

Timothy Cornell is a partner at Gardner Cornell, P.C. in Boston.  Mr. Cornell graduated from the University of Chicago, where he studied philosophy. Before he became a lawyer, Mr. Cornell was a journalist at the Boston Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers. An investigative story he wrote for the Tennessean in Nashville uncovered a series of
radiation experiments done on poor pregnant women during the Cold War that led to a class action lawsuit and a $10 million settlement with Vanderbilt University.

He then went to Cornell Law School, where he graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2002, and was editor-in-chief of the Cornell International Law Journal. He has litigated a wide range of commercial, securities and antitrust cases. Working for the famed lawyer David Boies, Mr. Cornell litigated a whistleblower case against the pharmacy benefit manager Medco that resulted in a $166 million settlement and was recognized as The Case of the Month in the June 2006 issue of American Lawyer magazine. He also defended a major telecom against claims of securities fraud, and successfully sued Genzyme and other pharmaceutical manufacturers under IP, antitrust, securities and other causes of action. He was part of a team of Boies, Schiller & Flexner that sued Visa, MasterCard and the ten largest banks in the nation on behalf of American Express. The case resulted in a $4 billion settlement, the largest in antitrust history.


Litigation, securities, entrepreneurship


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Health Care: 30%
    12 years, 6 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    14 years, 15 cases
  3. Communications & Media: 20%
  4. Antitrust & Trade Law: 20%
  5. Arbitration: 10%



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Contingent (10-34%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Christina T Sherman

    Tim Cornell is the kind of lawyer who will work tirelessly for his clients to obtain them the justice they deserve. He puts his clients interests first, and gifts them with his great talents, time, energy and resources. A client in need would be lucky to have Time Cornell on their team!


    Christina Sherman Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Gardner Cornell P.C.

33 Mount Vernon St.
Boston, MA, 02108



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Class marshalCornell Law School2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselPerry, Krumsiek & Jack, LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyUS Securities and Exchange Commission2008 - 2009
AssociateBoies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP2004 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. ex. rel. Piacentile v. MedcoObtained $166 million settlement
Riggs v. Genzyme$64 million settlement
Por-Shun v. JenksJenks prevailed and kept the name of his business.

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Detecting Waste and Abuse in Healthcare Spending2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolN/AJD2002
University of ChicagoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984