Tim Haggerty is an experienced litigator with a significant white collar defense and civil litigation practice.
Mr. Haggerty has helped senior executives, public and private companies, and institutions of higher education defend themselves in investigations and enforcement matters brought by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and state, local, and international prosecutors. He has helped clients navigate and respond to allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, racketeering, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bribery, and tax violations, among others. Mr. Haggerty has conducted confidential internal investigations that have never become public, and he has represented clients in some of the most high-profile matters in the nation.
Mr. Haggerty also has a broad civil litigation practice, including handling actions arising under the securities laws, business disputes, fraud, and general litigation matters, as well as counseling individuals and companies seeking to resolve disputes before they turn into lawsuits.
Mr. Haggerty has extensive experience handling a variety of matters involving institutions of higher education, including advising on governance, conducting internal investigations, responding to local, state, and federal inquiries, and litigation, including with respect to Title IX, employment matters, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Because of the nature of Mr. Haggerty’s work, many of his most successful matters have not resulted in public charges and remain confidential.
- Representation of the former Chief Financial Officer of Archegos Capital Management in a prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York alleging a RICO conspiracy, securities fraud, and mail and wire fraud relating to the family office’s 2021 collapse. Mr. Haggerty and the firm also represent the client in related SEC and CFTC enforcement actions and a civil case brought by a former Archegos employee.
- Representation of the long-time former Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization, in the highly publicized New York District Attorney’s investigation and prosecution of the Trump Corporation, Trump Payroll Corporation, and our client, including the drafting of omnibus motions to dismiss the indictment, raising significant legal issues of first impression.
- Representation of a prominent individual in connection with federal investigations and Congressional inquiries relating to conduct during the U.S. Presidential election in 2016.
- Representation of a major financial services company in a five-month jury trial successfully defending against claims of racketeering, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition totaling $1 billion.
- Regular representation of a prominent institution of higher education in connection with non-public matters, internal investigations, and responding to confidential state and federal inquiries.
- Representation of asbestos trusts and claims processing facilities in numerous litigation matters, including the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust (“Manville Trust”) in connection with a multi-million dollar claim by the post-bankruptcy successor of a Johns-Manville Corp. distributor, which sought indemnification for settlement payments it had made to approximately 5,000 asbestos health claimants between 2010 and 2017. Friedman Kaplan successfully persuaded the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to rule in the Manville Trust’s favor on every question of law presented and to dismiss the damages claims against the Manville Trust.
- Representation of a leading international bank in federal court litigation arising out of employee fraud, and related insurance matters.
- Representation of a high net worth individual in statutory and common law securities fraud claims against a major investment bank, through and including trial before FINRA.
- Representation of an attorney in connection with discovery applications under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 seeking documents and deposition testimony for use in foreign proceedings, including for an environmental damages case on behalf of the people of Ecuador against Chevron.
- Representation of a senior hedge fund analyst in connection with racketeering and other claims arising out of an alleged short-selling conspiracy. The claims against the firm’s client were dismissed on summary judgment.
- Representation of an attorney in connection with a disciplinary proceeding, which was resolved successfully with a finding of no actionable grievance.
- Representation of a senior hedge fund executive in connection with a partnership dispute at his fund, which was resolved outside of litigation.
Mr. Haggerty also has an active pro bono practice. Some of his notable matters have included representing the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in various matters, including as amicus in opposition to an action challenging New Jersey’s regulations banning large-capacity ammunition magazines, and representing a victim of Hurricane Sandy in litigation against her insurer arising out of the insurer’s refusal to provide coverage for damage to the victim’s manufactured home.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Haggerty practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, J.D., high honors (2005)
Georgetown University, B.A. (2002)
State of New York
State of New Jersey
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and District of New Jersey
Honors and Awards
Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service
Dean's Merit Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law
Order of the Coif, Rutgers University School of Law
Law Review and Publications
Senior Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review
Editor-in-Chief, The Hoya
Insider Trading by Outsiders: Recent Cases Explore Deception Requirement Under Section 10(b), N.Y.L.J., Oct. 13, 2009
SEC Exploring the Boundaries of Insider-trading Enforcement, Nat'l L.J., July 13, 2009
American Pipe and Tolling for Individual Claims, N.Y.L.J., May 18, 2009
At Border, Laptops Are Open Books, Nat'l L.J., July 21, 2008
Under SLUSA, State Courts Lack Jurisdiction to Hear Class Actions Asserting Claims Under the Securities Act, Sec. Reg. & Law Rep. (BNA), June 25, 2007
Securities Act Class Action: SLUSA Nixes State Court Jurisdiction, N.Y.L.J., Nov. 29, 2006