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Timothy J. McCarthy Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas


Duke University School of Law, LL.M., 1999

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1997

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1994

Tim McCarthy resolves disputes across a broad range of subject matter areas and jurisdictions, and focuses on international disputes before American courts and international arbitral tribunals. He has represented U.S. and international multinationals and middle-market companies, banks, funds and investment managers, closely-held concerns, and individual investors and executives, in commercial cases, financial and investment disputes, complex fraud matters, insolvency proceedings, sanctions and trade regulatory matters, and international enforcement and asset tracing efforts.

Tim’s clients and cases have spanned more than 30 countries, common and civil law jurisdictions, and a broad range of arbitral institutions and rule sets. He has acted in some of the highest-profile and highest-value cases of this century, including the Bush v. Gore 2000 election litigation, the Enron bankruptcy, and the civil litigations arising out the terrorist attacks of September 11th. He has also represented and defended U.S. and international corporate clients, as well as individual clients, in white-collar criminal proceedings, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement matters. Tim has past experience as a corporate transactional attorney, including Islamic finance, and ongoing experience with innovative dispute funding strategies.

Tim received a J.D. and LL.M. from the Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Russian from the University of Notre Dame. He is admitted in New York and Texas, and practices nationwide from both Dallas and New York.

  • Defending Swiss bank holding company in complex Texas federal litigation concerning real estate investment dispute.
  • Advising a US automotive parts concern in arbitration of trade secret and unfair competition claims under the administration and rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Representing an Emirati pharmaceutical distributor in multi-jurisdictional proceedings against a major multinational pharmaceutical company, on claims arising out of breach of distribution agreement.
  • Representing a US-based, New Zealand-held agricultural concern in defense against enforcement of a high-profile, high-value U.K. judgment, in proceedings in Georgia and Florida.
  • Representing an offshore petroleum trading concern in an UNCITRAL arbitration against an Eastern European state-owned oil and gas producer, before the Cairo Regional Centre for International and Commercial Arbitration.
  • Advising major US manufacturing conglomerate in defense against commercial claims by French counterparty, in ICC arbitration, arising out of aerospace technology supply relationship.
  • Defending the former President of the Republic of Korea against Alien Tort Statute claims.
  • Representing investment funds and investment managers from the U.S., the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and offshore centers, in litigation and arbitration arising out of U.S. real estate investments.
  • Defending Ireland-based transatlantic cable project group against commercial claims in federal litigation in New Jersey.
  • Representing Israeli-based and offshore defendants in federal civil RICO litigation arising out of African mining project, and in related ICSID and LCIA arbitrations.
  • Representing heirs to estate of Lebanese UHNWI, in litigation in Delaware and coordination of proceedings in Canada and Lebanon and investigation in U.K.
  • Representing UK-based parent company and other affiliated creditors of U.S. debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in Kansas.
  • Representing a US-based, New Zealand-held agricultural concern on commercial claims against a national retailer, in litigation in Georgia and Texas.
  • Representing Caymans liquidator of New York-based fund on claims arising out of sale of portfolio of life policies and related loan assets.
  • Representing a French family office asserting claims of securities fraud against a U.S. private bank.
  • Representing New Zealand and Indian individual clients on claims of securities fraud against a NASDAQ-listed, Australian-based retail concern.
  • Defending Chinese commercial company in international arbitration under ICDR Rules, against claims of patent and trademark misappropriation.
  • Representing and advising clients from the US, the UK, Switzerland, the UAE, and Malaysia regarding matters arising under US economic sanctions regulations pertaining to Syria and Iran.
  • Defending the former Bosnian Ambassador to the United Nations against international extradition demand, resulting in first grant of habeas corpus relief against an international extradition demand in nearly a century.
  • Defending individual client against civil claims and criminal investigation arising out of investments made by the sovereign wealth fund of Libya.
  • Representing U.S. petroleum products trading concern in maritime litigation in New York and refinery supply dispute litigation in Ohio.
  • Defending a major Emirati bank in a commercial arbitration under LCIA Rules and seated in London.
  • Defending an offshore investment management firm in a U.S. grand jury investigation of alleged federal tax violations.
  • Representing a Thai developer against a sovereign adversary in arbitration concerning a mining and power generation project, under UNCITRAL Rules at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
  • Representing a Shari’a-compliant Swiss private bank in an investment dispute in U.S. courts in Mississippi and the District of Columbia, and in intellectual property litigation against a prominent New York investment fund.
  • Representing Swiss and U.K. noteholders on claims arising out of failed U.S. corporate control transaction and in settlement negotiations with Canadian counterparty.
  • Advising a Chinese client in U.S. discovery efforts in aid of an arbitration before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
  • Defending Coca-Cola, Inc. against Alien Tort Statute claims arising out of alleged labor abuses in Colombia.
  • Representing a Shari’a-compliant investment fund in an ICDR arbitration enforcing upon a credit extended pursuant to a mudaraba agreement, and in related U.S. enforcement proceedings.
  • Representing U.S. money center bank in tax litigation against the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a US individual client on fraud claims against a USVI attorney and his closely-held real estate holding company.
  • Securing release of oil tanker from NATO blockade of Libya during 2011 military intervention.
  • Defending a global Islamic finance and banking group against allegations of terrorism financing, in litigation in the United States and Europe and in international arbitral proceedings, and securing victories in all proceedings.
  • Representing the unofficial committee of energy trading creditors in the Enron bankruptcy, and the debtors in the Mirant and Williams Telecommunications bankruptcies.
  • Advised Bush-Cheney 2000 Florida Recount Committee in appellate litigation over results of 2000 Presidential election.
  • Advising a Fortune 500 company regarding potential liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and prospective compliance efforts.
  • Advising financial services executives and investment management professionals in employment separation matters.
  • Representing individual U.S. criminal clients in pro bono criminal appeals.