Tim Newman



Education and Clerkships

J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2009, Editor in Chief, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

B.A., History, Texas A&M University, 2006, Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, 2001-2005

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Andrew S. Hanen, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, 2009-2010

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2009

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas


Tim Newman is an experienced white collar defense lawyer and litigator. A former federal law clerk, Tim assists clients with investigations and litigation related to data breach, securities regulation, class actions, antitrust, and other complex legal and regulatory matters.

In recent data breach representations, Tim investigated a payment card breach at a specialty retail chain, a suspected breach of protected health information at a health and wellness company, and a former employee’s sabotage of an oil and gas company’s computer network. As part of these representations, Tim counseled on proper and timely incident disclosures, managed forensic investigators, coordinated with law enforcement and federal prosecutors, responded to regulators’ requests for information, and represented his clients in federal court proceedings.

Tim also defends clients in government investigations. He has defended public companies, private companies, hedge funds, and individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding suspected insider trading, accounting fraud, misrepresentations in connection with private offerings, and registration violations. Tim has also represented clients seeking antitrust clearance of a merger or acquisition from the Department of Justice and has provided day-to-day regulatory counseling to a national optical retailer with brick-and-mortar locations and online sales.

Clients benefit from Tim’s experience as a federal law clerk.  Recently, he served on a team of Haynes and Boone lawyers that defeated class certification and obtained voluntary dismissal of claims arising from the failure of a hedge fund. He has also represented companies in antitrust class actions alleging price fixing and market allocation.

Recognizing his dedication to the legal profession, members of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers have three times elected Tim to serve as a director, and he was a member of the 2012 DAYL Leadership Class. Tim is also a Trustee at his local church and chairs the church’s MinistrySafe Committee. In 2012, Tim served as a visiting prosecutor for the City of Arlington, Texas, and he has represented numerous indigent clients through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, including trying a state-court matter to a jury verdict in 2013.

Privacy and Data Breach

Issuing Banks Obtain Class Certification in Target Data Breach MDL

Financial institutions are moving forward in their multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) lawsuit against Target following the company’s 2013 payment card breach. A Minnesota federal district court recently certified a class of approximately 9,000 banks and credit unions that issued payment cards affected by the breach. The ruling is the first to grant class certification in litigation following a payment card compromise.

Selected Client Representations

  • Internal investigation and remediation of a data security breach at a Fortune 200 transportation company; civil prosecution of entity responsible for the security breach.
  • Internal investigation of data security breach at high profile specialty retailer that implicated payment card information and personal identifying information; counsel client on numerous post-breach issues including disclosure obligations, public disclosure, negotiation of fraud recovery and operational reimbursement fines and penalties with card brands, and related counseling regarding collateral litigation; counsel client on insurance coverage for breach-related expenses.
  • Investigation of former employee’s sabotage of company computer network; referral to federal law enforcement and prosecutors, resulting in guilty plea to felony charges and finding of restitution.
  • Advice to organizations in multiple industries regarding data breach disclosure requirements to customers, employees, and regulators; draft and coordinate delivery of disclosures.
  • Guidance to public companies regarding disclosure requirements under federal securities laws, including disclosure of cyber incidents, cyber risks, and U.S. and foreign government investigations.
  • Advised an engineering and procurement firm regarding the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Federal Stored Communications Act following an employee's suspected theft of trade secrets and proprietary data.
  • Represent individuals and financial institutions against Securities and Exchange Commission investigations of alleged insider trading.
  • Representation of AT&T before the DOJ and FCC on antitrust matters related to proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, including pre-merger integration counseling and planning.
  • Five solo jury trials and one solo bench trial as a visiting prosecutor for the City of Arlington, obtained a guilty verdict in all six cases.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Issues in Cybersecurity and Healthcare,” presented at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Cybersecurity Symposium, October 23, 2015.
  • "Privilege Pitfalls,” moderator, presented at the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Dinner with the Judiciary, October 20, 2015.
  • "SEC Enforcement Outlook 2015," presented to the Dallas Bar Association Securities Section, April 27, 2015.
  • "Practical Steps to Reduce Cyber Risk," presented at the Texas Bar Association Asian Pacific Interest Section Annual Conference, April 18, 2015.
  • "Cyber Investigation Case Study,” presented at the Institute of Internal Auditor’s 10th Annual Fraud Summit, March 26, 2015.
  • "A Focus on Cybersecurity Litigation Risks and Liabilities," presented to the General Counsel Forum, November 6, 2014.
  • "Understanding Cyber Risks," presented at the Texas Aggie Bar Association Annual Conference, March 1, 2014.
  • "Cyber Incidents," presented at the Arthur J. Gallagher & Company Privacy and Cyber Liability Seminar, October 9, 2013.
  • "Protecting Critical Business Data," presented to The STAR Alliance, September 10, 2013.
  • "The Antitrust Implications of Health Care Reform," co-author with Bill Morrison, ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee E-Bulletin, Spring 2012.  


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