Tim Howard is a partner in our New York office, where his practice focuses on white collar and government regulatory investigations, with special attention to cybersecurity, data breaches, and cryptocurrency. Tim is an accomplished trial lawyer and investigator, having managed significant white-collar cases across a wide range of disciplines, including securities and investment fraud, tax fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, cyber intrusions, health care fraud, consumer fraud, and government contracting fraud. At Freshfields, Tim has advised a variety of clients on complex cross-border data breach incidents including managing incident response, forensic investigation and engagement with US and international regulators, DOJ and SEC white collar investigations, and advising companies on artificial intelligence, ephemeral messaging, cyber governance, and other data security risks.
Tim joined Freshfields from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he spent nearly 12 years in varied roles, most recently as Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit. At SDNY, Tim tried and supervised 17 trials to verdict. Tim also spent a year on detail to the Department of Justice's National Security Division, where he served as National Coordinator for the National Security Cyber Specialist Network, through which he coordinated the national program of investigations into nation state-sponsored cyberattacks across all 94 U.S. Attorney's Offices.