Navigation Links
Former Texas Assistant Attorney General Pat O'Connell Joins Baron & Budd, P.C., to Lead Whistleblower Litigation Practice
Date:12/3/2007

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick O'Connell, former Chief of the Texas Attorney General's Civil Medicaid Fraud Section, has joined Dallas-based Baron & Budd, P.C., as Special Counsel in the firm's newly established Austin office.

O'Connell will lead the firm's Qui Tam litigation team, representing government entities and individual whistleblowers to recover money stolen from the public through corporate fraud.

O'Connell served in the Attorney General's office since 1999, leading a team of lawyers to recover funds fraudulently taken from the state's Medicaid system. His team recovered more than $216 million in restitution, penalties, attorneys' fees and other costs for state and federal taxpayers. Prior to his public service, O'Connell was a partner at O'Connell, Van Shellenbeck & Land.

"We are delighted that Pat has agreed to lead the firm's Qui Tam litigation team to protect public funds from corporate abuse," says Russell W. Budd, Managing Shareholder of Baron & Budd. "His experience in False Claims Act cases benefits our clients tremendously."

Under O'Connell's leadership, Texas' Medicaid Fraud Section became a model for other states after obtaining major settlements with Bayer, Schering-Plough, and other pharmaceutical manufacturers in groundbreaking litigation involving drug pricing fraud.

O'Connell's testimony before Congress resulted in provisions to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that led several states to pass their own False Claims Acts and, consequently, opened new avenues for addressing corporate fraud against government entities.

In 2005, Texas Lawyer newspaper named O'Connell one of the state's top 50 in-house lawyers. Earlier this year, O'Connell received the Honest Abe Integrity in Government Award from the Taxpayers Against Fraud, becoming the first state government lawyer in history to be honored by the Washington D.C.-based organization.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

For 30 y
'/>"/>

SOURCE Baron & Budd, P.C.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. 4-Star Gen. Barry Mccaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Keynote Recovery Happens! Rally for Treatment: Wed., Sept. 5, 11 Am, State Capitol West Steps, Sacramento
2. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
3. Retired NYPD Lieutenants William E. Keegan, Jr., Owen McCaffery and John Moran and Tom Thees, a former COO in the financial industry, announce today the formation of H.E.A.R.T (Healing Emergency Aid Response Team) 911.
4. Former State Representative Terry Parke Joins Secure Services Corp.
5. Benjamin England, Former FDA Regulatory Counsel, to Testify on FDA Import Strategic Plan Before House Appropriations Subcommittee
6. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, & Countrys Top Drug Treatment CEO Barry Karlin to Keynote Palm Beach, FL National Moment Of Change Intervention Conference:
7. Former Ronco President Tim Dupler Signs International Direct Sales and Marketing Contract with Natural Nutrition
8. Former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan, Lt. Gov. Cagle Address Need to Improve Quality of Patient Care
9. Former Pfizer Patent Attorneys Join Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
10. Nobel Honors 3 Former March of Dimes Prize Recipients
11. Over one-third of former American football players had sexual relations with men, study says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 Sean Francis, owner of the Kawartha ... challenges to his clients. He’s also known for his support of ... a way to combine the two and is excited to announce ... the Boys and Girls Club. , The funds are the result ... June 23rd. Francis sent out emails and asked his clients to ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... For those who are unfamiliar with enzymes, they are ... in food. The enzymes literally break up the vitamins and ... absorbed by human bodies. According Dr. Henry Balzani, Medical Consultant ... food is the cause of many gastrointestinal health issues. ... DelPresto, a mother of 3 who is passionate about fitness ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... spotlighted two types of startups, with awards being bestowed ... new emphasis spotlighted Utah’s outstanding entrepreneur community with recognition ... proving a sustainable model with incoming revenue. , 25 ... from across the state that are under 5 years ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Restore My ... Sen and Samantha Pearson, a couple boasting very impressive ... launch Restore My Vision Today as a way to ... ophthalmologists have become in their respective patients’ treatments ... privy to a “secret” trove of pertinent information relevant ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Recently, MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com, the popular online supplier ... of 2014 Quinceanera dresses . The company’s new ... look fashionable without paying a large amount of money. ... 57% off. , The company’s online shop has become ... special occasion outfits. In addition to exquisite Quinceanera dresses, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 2Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 3Health News:New Super Digestive Enzyme, DZ10, Supercharges The Digestion Process 2Health News:SquareHook is Recognized for UVEF 25 Businesses Under 5 Years-Watch Out 2Health News:Restore My Vision Today | Groundbreaking Book Reveals How To Restore Your Vision Without The Use of Glasses – Vinamy 2Health News:Restore My Vision Today | Groundbreaking Book Reveals How To Restore Your Vision Without The Use of Glasses – Vinamy 3Health News:Cheap Quinceanera Dresses Now Available At MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com 2
... 1 When Madonna sets out to adopt a child, ... people are being introduced to Malawi -- a small impoverished ... orphaned children range from 500,000 to over a million, help ... are raised in nurturing homes, with a mother and siblings, ...
... Honors Award(TM)RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 1 Boehringer ... Association of Diversity Councils with the organization,s ... award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the ... lead diversity processes in their organizations and ...
... Pro:Idiom , Enable MSOs to Conveniently Deliver HD ... R.L. Drake , an American cable TV equipment ... solutions for over 65 years, has checked in as ... cable operators in the United States and Canada. ...
... exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening ... unit FARMERVILLE, La., April 1 A breakthrough ... first time to over-40 women who live in ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/NY92660 ) ...
... with vascular birthmarks around the eye, even partial blockage ... amblyopia. Now a simple test can detect early ... vision testing, reports a study in the April issue ... http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ajo ) published by Elsevier. , Led by Dr. ...
... it Takes to Form a New Habit; Lack of Motivation ... Conn., April 1 According to ... brand bottled water, the number one bottled water brand in ... months or longer to form a new habit. However, experts ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:In Malawi, Adoption is Not Enough 2Health News:Boehringer Ingelheim Recognized For Diversity And Inclusion Efforts 2Health News:Drake Nabs 'Suite Deal' as Distributor of Pro:Idiom(R) Hospitality Solution to U.S. and Canadian Cable Operators 2Health News:New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams 2Health News:New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams 3Health News:New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams 4Health News:Test allows early detection of vision problems in infants with hemangiomas of eyelids 2Health News:Video: New Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Forming New Habits 2Health News:Video: New Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Forming New Habits 3Health News:Video: New Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Forming New Habits 4
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  Major advances in radiation therapy and ... highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking place ... 2014.  Renowned national and international cancer experts from seven ... exchange knowledge on modern technologies making treatment for ... The Summit will address a wide ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 10, 2014  RESMED INC. ... report its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, ... York Stock Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s ... and the company will host a webcast to discuss operating ... scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...  Decision Resources Group finds that while more ... are willing to prescribe Durata,s Dalvance (dalbavancin) and ... OPAT, approximately two-thirds of the respondents reported a ... inpatients. However, our findings indicate that nearly two-thirds ... OPAT following hospital discharge, and most are discharged ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 3Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 4Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 5ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 3
... 2 Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc . (Nasdaq: QCOR ) announced ... on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in ... Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the Company,s business strategy and historical financial performance ... , , ...
... CUPERTINO, Calif. , June 1 DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ) ... be presenting at the Jefferies Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, June 10 ... the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York .   , ... (Logo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO ) , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Questcor to Present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference 2DURECT to Present at the Jefferies Global Life Sciences Conference 2
Double Ended Occluders...
Double Ended Occluders...
Designed to provide occlusion while permitting observation of the eye. Helpful to determine if only one eye is deviating. Approximately 9 inches long....
Short handle occluders are about 6 inches long....
Medicine Products: