AEL Negotiates Favorable Resolution to Multi-Year NYAG Investigation; Client Praises AEL Partner Ken Abell as “Above and Beyond.”

January 8, 2021 - David M. Eskew

AEL is proud to announce the successful resolution of a multi-year investigation involving one of its individual clients, a prominent New York-based obstetrician/gynecologist. On November 16, 2020, AEL finalized a highly favorable civil resolution with the New York Attorney General’s Office (NYAG). The case arose from a years-long investigation by the NYAG under the New York State version of the False Claims Act. After years of investigation and months of negotiation, AEL ultimately convinced the State to resolve the matter as a relatively small overpayment, instead of a False Claims Act violation, with no admissions by the client of wrongdoing, no penalties, and no exclusion from billing the Medicaid program. The client stated, “Ken Abell and his team recently represented me in a case brought against me by a government agency. I must say his representation of me went above and beyond your typical law firm. He understood my concerns that I was being treated unfairly and went the extra mile to settle the case in my favor. I am sure I would have had a much worse result with other legal representation. I highly recommend him and his team if you need his field of law. I know I will call him for my next legal need. I have already recommended his firm to another friend.” AEL prides itself of client-focused representation and excels at representing both institutions and individuals in parallel civil/criminal enforcement actions and investigations, especially in the healthcare industry. AEL Partner Ken Abell was lead counsel on the case.