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



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 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), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state regulators. 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 legal community, having served as a director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the Texas Aggie Bar Association. He currently serves as president of the Texas Aggie Bar Association and has been recognized for his dedication and service: 

  • TYLA President's Award, 2019
  • TYLA Outstanding Director, 2018
  • TYLA Outstanding First-Year Director, 2017
  • DAYL Outstanding Committee Chair, 2016
  • DAYL Leadership Class Member, 2012

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 jury verdict in 2013.

Tim has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2019.

Privacy and Data Security


Haynes and Boone Wins Key Sixth Circuit Ruling in Data Breach Suit

Haynes and Boone won a significant case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that sets important limitations on the liability of merchants who have been victimized by data breaches.


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as Texas Rising Stars 2019

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized 22 Haynes and Boone lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in the state.

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.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected Among Leading Dallas-Area Professionals ‘Under 40’ by People Newspapers, D Magazine Partners, 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2019
  • Outstanding First-Year Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Outstanding Committee Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2016

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “SEC Enforcement Update,” speaker, Coffee, Tea and the SEC: Trends and Updates Breakfast, November 19, 2019.
  • “We Got Hacked! Helping Your Clients Prepare for and Respond to a Cyber Incident,” speaker, TexasBarCLE’s Annual Advanced Business Law Course, November 7, 2019.
  • “Cyber Attacks: How Are You Protecting Your Business?” panelist, FEI Energy Special Interest Group’s Dallas CFO Series, October 24, 2019.
  • “Solving Cybersecurity: How to Help Your Client Navigate the Minefield,” panelist, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, August 14, 2019.
  • “Cybersecurity Disclosures: Guidance for Public Companies,” speaker, Haynes and Boone, LLP webinar, May 20, 2019.
  • “The Weapons of Cyber War,” moderator, Today’s General Counsel Institute Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Conference, November 14, 2018.
  • “Cyber Fraud and Your Liability,” co-panelist, Dallas and Fort Worth Cybersecurity Events, October 3-4, 2018.
  • “Litigation Risks Facing Investment Advisers,” co-panelist, DFW Financial Services Counsel Roundtable, September 12, 2018.
  • “New SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures: Risks, Incidents, Materiality, Data Governance Procedures,” presenter, Strafford live webinar, June 12, 2018. 
  • “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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