- J.D., University of Texas School of Law
- B.A., Duke University, with Honors; London School of Economics, 1988-89
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
- District of Columbia
Tim’s current practice focuses on litigation and regulatory matters for financial institutions, insurance coverage matters, and bankruptcy-related litigation for creditors and Chapter 7 trustees. His financial institution clients have included banks, thrifts, broker-dealers, and investment advisers. Tim has assisted clients with internal and regulatory investigations involving state and federal securities regulators, state insurance regulators, and federal law enforcement. Tim has experience with a range of other business and commercial disputes, including disputes involving defaulted commercial loans, lender liability, UCC transactions, business torts, business combinations, close corporations/partnerships, energy contracts, government forfeitures, and government fraud. He has counseled financial institutions with regard to regulatory inquiries and investigations involving a range of operational, licensing, product, and sales-practice issues, and he has directed internal investigations involving employee misconduct and supervisory lapses.
Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Tim served as Senior Regulatory Counsel for a major broker-dealer.
Tim's recent matters have included representation of:
- A national bank defending against fraudulent transfer claims of a Chapter 7 trustee.
- Multiple broker-dealers and financial advisors facing claims by retail investors.
- Multiple broker-dealers, financial advisors, and investment advisors facing state or FINRA regulatory inquiries or investigations for securities violations.
- A professional liability insurer defending against multiple coverage claims involving attorneys.
- A commercial liability and excess insurer defending against a coverage claim related to a fatal auto accident.
- A monoline insurance company prosecuting claims in New York against a major bank for fraud and breach of representations and warranties with respect to billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities insured by the client.
- A chapter 7 trustee in recovering fraudulent and preferential transfers.
- A major consumer electronics firm defending preference and contract claims brought in bankruptcy court by the Circuit City Liquidating Trustee.
- A shareholder in a close-corporation in disputes arising out of the dissolution and winding down of the company.
- Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®