Timothy Cornell heads Mueller Law East, the firm's financial accountability department. 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.
Mr. Cornell focuses much of his practice on helping third party payors discover overcharges and reign in their spending on healthcare, while continuing to advise startups. He currently represents a large municipal health plan in its claims of consumer fraud against a major pharmacy benefit manager, and represents a defendant in a reverse class action against a copyright holder. As a volunteer lawyer for Health Law Advocates, he represents a six-year-old boy who is severely disabled but unable to obtain adequate medical coverage.
Litigation, securities, entrepreneurship