Tim Newman

Practices

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

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

Profile

Tim Newman is a litigator who represents clients in government enforcement actions, cybersecurity matters, and complex litigation. 

Tim counsels public and private companies, financial services organizations, and executives under investigation by government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). He also helps clients who have suffered major data breaches navigate the investigations, disclosures, and litigation that follow a breach, and he helps clients develop programs and policies that minimize cyber risk. A former federal law clerk, Tim also defends clients in complex litigation, including class actions and securities litigation.

Outside of the firm, Tim is an active member of the Texas legal community. He currently serves on the Board of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, following four years of service as a director of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He was a member of the 2012 DAYL Leadership Class. In 2012, Tim served as a visiting prosecutor for the City of Arlington, Texas, trying five cases to jury verdict. He has also represented numerous clients through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, including trying a state-court matter to a jury verdict in 2013.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017.
  • Outstanding First-Year Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2016-2017.
  • Outstanding Committee Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2016.

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.

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; counseled 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; counseled 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

  • “Incident Response and Breach Disclosure,” panel moderator, The University of Texas Law School 2017 Essential Cybersecurity Law Conference, July 28, 2017.
  • “The SEC’s New Guidance Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” presented to the Dallas Bar Association Securities Section, March 27, 2017.
  • “Cyber Liability: Protecting Records and Financial Information,” presented to the University of Texas School of Law Mortgage Lending Institute, October 20, 2016.
  • “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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