Timothy Haggerty represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation and investigations, including actions arising under the securities laws, actions involving allegations of common law and securities fraud, commercial business disputes, and internal investigations. He also provides litigation and pre-litigation advice to individuals in the financial services industries. Mr. Haggerty handles a variety of matters involving institutions of higher education, including advising on governance, conducting internal investigations, and responding to local, state, and federal inquiries. He also represents individuals in connection with white collar matters.
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 a major financial services company in a five-month jury trial successfully defending against claims of racketeering, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition totalling $1 billion.
- Regular representation of institutions of higher education in connection with non-public matters, internal investigations, and responding to confidential state and federal inquiries.
Representation of 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. Mr. Haggerty and the firm 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.
- Represented the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence as amicus in opposition to challenge to New Jersey’s regulations banning large-capacity ammunition magazines.
- Representation of a major bank in federal court litigation arising out of employee fraud, and related insurance matters.
- 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.
- Providing advice to a senior hedge fund executive in connection with a partnership dispute at his fund.
Mr. Haggerty also has an active pro bono practice, including his recent representation of 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