Albert Powell

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Albert Powell
Staff Attorney

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At Constantine Cannon, LLP, Mr. Powell was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted and negotiated a $2.75 billion settlement on behalf of the plaintiff in Discover Financial Services v. Visa USA, Inc.

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Albert Powell is a Staff Attorney in the New York office who primarily works on qui tam/whistleblower cases. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Mr. Powell represents individuals in a wide range of cases involving whistleblowers, most of whom bring actions under the U.S. False Claims Act. Currently, he assists the team litigating United States of America et al. ex rel. Raffington v. Bon Secours New York Health System, Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y.), Case No. 10-cv-09650, a case where the relator alleges a billing fraud scheme.

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Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Mr. Powell practiced law at Milberg, LLP and Constantine Cannon, LLP. At Milberg, Mr. Powell was a part of trial preparation teams that litigated and negotiated a $3 billion and a $460 million settlement in In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation and In Re Raytheon Securities Litigation, respectively. Notably, in J. E. Pierce v. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 365 F.Supp.2d 119 (D. Mass. 2005), he and his team at Milberg were counsel to independent pharmacies that were allowed summary judgment against defendants for violating Massachusetts’ unfair trade practices laws.

At Constantine Cannon, LLP, Mr. Powell was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted and negotiated a $2.75 billion settlement on behalf of the plaintiff in Discover Financial Services v. Visa USA, Inc.

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1987

Clinic

  • University of Texas School of Law Capital Punishment Clinic

Bar Admisisons

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admisisons

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States of America et al. v. Bon Secours New York Health System, Inc., et al.

Relator asserts that between December 2004 until 2015, Bon Secours Health System, Inc., Bon Secours New York Health System and Schervier Long Term Home Health Care Program defrauded Medicaid and Medicare by filing millions of dollars in false claims for home health services provided to elderly and homebound patients.

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