Bio

Anna Dover

Partner

Practice Areas:
Contact Information:
Phone: 212.-946-9485

Education:
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1995
J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law

Bar Admissions:
California, 2001, New York, 2006
Anna Dover is the chair of Milberg’s false claims act or “qui tam” department. Her practice encompasses lawsuits brought by whistleblowers on behalf of the government under the federal and state false claims acts. Many of the whistleblowers Ms. Dover has represented have exposed Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the health care and pharmaceutical industries, including off-label marketing schemes by pharmaceutical companies, illegal kickback arrangements between health care entities, and upcoding by nursing facilities, home health agencies, physical therapy providers, and similar entities. Ms. Dover takes great pride in representing these courageous men and women who take great risks to expose the fraud they witnessed. Ms. Dover also relies on her considerable litigation experience to pursue false claims act cases where the government did not intervene in the lawsuit, also known as “non-intervened” cases, which follow the path of more traditional litigation.

Ms. Dover, along with co-counsel, recently represented a whistleblower or “relator” in a false claims act case against CareCore, a company which provides benefit management services to Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. Relator alleged that violated CareCore violated the false claims act by approving “prior authorizations” for expensive diagnostic procedures (such as MRIs) without reviewing them for medical necessity, as it was required to do. The Government intervened and the case settled for $54 million and the relator received a 20% ($10.5 million) share of the settlement. Ms. Dover also represented a relator in a false claims act case against Careall, one of Tennessee’s largest home healthcare providers, which alleged the company’s fraudulent submissions of Medicare and Medicaid claims. The Government intervened and the case settled for $25 million with a relator’s share of $3.9 million.

In addition to her false claims act practice, Ms. Dover has extensive experience litigating claims brought under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, including taking such cases to trial. Before joining Milberg, Ms. Dover worked at a boutique firm in Los Angeles where she litigated legal malpractice and insurance cases. Ms. Dover is also a longstanding member of the New York Inn of Court and has spoken at several of its CLE seminars over the years. Ms. Dover is fluent in French and conversational in Greek.

Professional and Civic Engagements:
  • New York Inn of Court, Program Coordinator
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Speaking Engagements:
  • Panelist, Back to the Framers (New York American Inn of Court, June 2017)
  • Panelist, Dewey (New York American Inn of Court, June 2016)
  • Panelist, E-Discovery Under the Microscope (Taxpayers Against Fraud Annual Conference, November 2015)
  • Panelist, Immigration (New York American Inn of Court, June 2015)
  • Panelist, Stop and Frisk (New York American Inn of Court, June 2014)
  • Panelist, Les Lawyers Miserables: Lamenting the State of Legal Education (New York American Inn of Court, June 2013)
  • Panelist, A Civility Seder (New York American Inn of Court, December 2012)(covered on the front page of the January 28, 2013 issue of the Wall Street Journal and on NPR’s January 31, 2013 program of “All Things Considered”)
  • Panelist, Preservation, Cost-Allocation and Cooperation: An Exploration of E-Discovery Issues (New York American Inn of Court, March 2011)
  • Panelist, Does a New Era of Ponzi Scheme Fraud Necessitate Heightened Regulation? (New York American Inn of Court, April 2010)
  • Panelist, The Winds of Change: An Exploration of the Changing Legal Landscape (New York American Inn of Court, February 2009)
  • Panelist, Subprime Mortgage Meltdown Litigation: The Next Legal Frontier for Wall Street and Investors: Discussing how Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) have Influenced the Market and Affected the Subprime Mortgage Crisis (New York American Inn of Court, March 2008)
  • Panelist, Hedge Funds, New Targets for Regulation and Litigation: Discussing Hedge Fund Litigation and Recent Efforts by the Securities & Exchange Commission to Regulate the Hedge Fund Industry under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (New York American Inn of Court, March 2007)

Court Admissions:
  • State Courts of New York and California
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court