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    Timothy Cornell


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    Timothy Cornell focuses on complex litigation, particularly securities fraud, FINRA arbitration and the False Claims Act.


    This year, Timothy settled a False Claims Act case against a for-profit education company, a lawsuit brought by shareholders against a high tech company based in India, a Mexican oil industry company in a contract dispute against a New Hampshire company, a contract dispute over a gas pipeline in West Virginia, and a defamation case against Gawker. He obtained the dismissal of a defamation case against a news service, and sued the State of Vermont for open records.


    Timothy graduated from the University of Chicago and had a career in journalism before heading into law. Writing for the Boston Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers, he covered courts, crime and education. While at the Tennessean in Nashville, he uncovered a series of radiation experiments conducted on poor pregnant women during the Cold War that led to a class action lawsuit and a $10 million settlement with Vanderbilt University.


    He graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2002, where he was editor-in-chief of Cornell International Law Journal. He has litigated a wide range of commercial, securities, and False Claims Act cases. Working for the famed lawyer David Boies, Timothy represented a whistleblower against the pharmacy benefit manager Medco that resulted in a $166 million settlement and was named Case of the Month by American Lawyer. He served in the Office of Chief Counsel for the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, where he advised on the regulation of derivatives during the financial crisis.


    In addition to his caseload, Timothy advises a nonprofit news organization pro bono and is a trustee of Saint-Gaudens Memorial, where he serves on the executive committee and chairs its music committee.

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    Patrick Dolan


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    Patrick is an experienced litigator and counselor, having litigated more than 100 trials and arbitrations to verdict. He regularly advises individuals, companies and lenders with respect to a variety of complex business and employment matters. Most recently, he has successfully argued an important securities case to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, resulting in the Court upholding a verdict of approximately $400,000.00 for his client. Also, he represented a bank in a superior court trial that resulted in a verdict in his client's favor of approximately $4.2 million. In addition, he has secured relief from the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Court on a matter involving a Chapter 11 Debtor who had guaranteed approximately $17,000,000 in debt, and he successfully defended two principals of a defunct company from claims of piercing the corporate veil, in which the plaintiffs sought to hold the individuals liable for more than $500,000 in damages.


    During the course of his more than 20 years of practice, Patrick has defended attorneys, accountants, and securities brokers in claims regarding professional malpractice, successfully defended private equity funds in claims for more than $100,000,000 in damages, and obtained numerous pre-trial and summary verdicts for clients. He has negotiated complex loan agreements on behalf of lenders, executive employment contracts and severance agreements for employers and employees, and represented companies and shareholders in negotiating corporate formation, resolution and dissolution agreements.


    He graduated from Boston College Law School in 1993, was named a Rising Star Superlawyer in Boston Magazine, and brings to the boutique practice of Cornell Dolan P.C. years of experience working in some of Boston's most prominent law firms.

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