Jeffrey Sherrin '75, president and senior health care litigator at O'Connell and Aronowitz, recently won an $18 million refund for overpayment of fees charged to approximately 230 New York and out-of-state laboratories under the New York State Department of Health (DOH) Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program. Commenced in 2009, the lawsuit returned more than half the fees assessed against the labs represented by Sherrin to pay for the costs of their regulation by the DOH.
This is the second time in three years that Sherrin has recovered millions of dollars for independent and hospital-based clinical laboratories from the DOH, with a 2009 trial victory that netted more than $5 million. Sherrin is an accomplished litigator for health care, commercial and employment matters, principally representing providers and their trade associations across the country.
His clients include hospitals, clinical laboratories, alcohol and substance abuse providers, mental disabilities providers, nursing homes, home health care agencies, adult care facilities, DME and respiratory suppliers, physician practices, ancillary health care practitioners and other providers. He has successfully represented health care clients in two appeals before the United States Supreme Court.
Sherrin was formerly in charge of litigation for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene and was an adjunct professor of law for Union College's graduate program in health care administration. While at Albany Law, he was editor-in-chief of the Albany Law Review. He has been listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, and has also been listed for several years as a Super Lawyer in health care law for Upstate New York.
Ranked in the 2013 list of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group, O’Connell and Aronowitz has more than 35 attorneys and offices in Albany, Saratoga and Plattsburgh.