Tim represents clients in complex commercial litigation. He has played prominent roles in major cases involving international financial service and accounting firms in securities fraud cases, hedge fund-related litigation and commercial disputes, and before bankruptcy courts.
Professional services and private equity firms, manufacturers and media companies call upon Tim’s knowledge and experience in commercial arbitrations and civil litigation arising from claims of fraud, breach of contract, malpractice and veil piercing.
Tim is active in alumni affairs at Yale, and serves on the Association of Yale Alumni’s Board of Governors and the Board of the Yale Alumni Service Corps. He has received the Association of Yale Alumni’s Leadership Award, as well as an Alumni Excellence Award.
Tim has recently represented:
- a global financial institution in the dismissal after trial of all claims based on fraud, breach of contract and quasi contract which sought over $100m in damages in connection with a software consultancy agreement;
- a private equity firm in litigation in over a dozen states and in bankruptcy court concerning whether a fund would be liable for the alleged defects of a product manufactured by a portfolio company;
- a major global aviation company in civil litigation in South America relating to a disputed aircraft financing arrangement and the collapse of a South American airline;
- an international trust structure administered out of Monaco in alleged subsequent transfers in a Madoff clawback action – the matter involves parallel litigation in the UK and Bermuda;
- a lender in a dispute concerning the payment of a $100m guaranty under a complex financing involving multiple tranches of debt;
- professional services firms, manufacturers and media companies in commercial arbitrations and civil litigation arising from claims of fraud, breach of contract, malpractice, veil piercing and patent infringement;
- international financial service and accounting firms in securities fraud cases, hedge fund-related litigation and commercial disputes, including Enron, In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, New York v. Grasso, and litigation arising from tax shelter investigations and the Madoff fraud; and
- the Creditors Committee in the Magna Entertainment bankruptcy in litigation concerning the recharacterization of debt and equitable subordination claims that forced a settlement resulting in a substantial recovery for creditors, a result the Bankruptcy Court judge called “phenomenal.”
Recent articles written by Tim include:
- "The growing threat of cyber attacks in Africa," Bloomberg BNA's World Data Protection Report, May 2015;
- “‘Friending’ Witnesses and Researching Jurors – Ethical Parameters Governing Social Media Use,” Thomson Reuters, April 2013;
- “Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Whither the Alien Tort Statute?” Thomson Reuters, November 30, 2012;
- “Will Computers Soon Replace Your Lawyer?” Thomson Reuters, June 5, 2012;
- “Voom Court Adopts Zubulake Standard for Preserving Electronic Data,” New York Law Journal, March 7, 2012;
- “Chinese Companies Under Fire: The Recent Boom in US Securities Cases Against Chinese Public Companies,” Thomson Reuters News & Insights, February 23, 2012; and
- “What to Do When the US Wants YOU – Freshfields on the Myths and Realities of the US Justice System,” Legal Week, September 29, 2011.
Qualifications and education
Tim received his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan, where he was Contributing Editor to the Law Review, and his BA, cum laude, from Yale University. He is admitted to practice in the States of Connecticut and New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York and the Central District of Illinois, and the United States Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit.