Tim Newman

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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

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Texas

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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 practical adviser who represents organizations and executives in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, cybersecurity matters, and complex litigation. During critical times, clients rely on Tim’s diligence and calm demeanor to guide them through their biggest challenges.

A former federal law clerk, Tim guides clients through all phases of a crisis from initial discovery to resolution. He advises on compliance, conducts internal investigations, and leads his clients through enforcement actions by federal and state agencies. He has particular experience defending against investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Texas State Securities Board and conducting cybersecurity investigations. He strives to resolve matters favorably and practically, but vigorously represents his clients in court when the need arises. He has represented clients in complex litigation in federal and state court, including in class actions and securities litigation.

Tim is passionate about serving the bar and his community, and he is consistently recognized for his leadership. He received the Kirk Watson Excellence in Leadership Award from the Texas Young Lawyers Association in 2020, an award that recognizes one leader who has inspired and empowered others and promoted the goals and objectives of TYLA over his own interests or accolades. In 2019, he was selected as a Leading Dallas-Area Professional ‘20 Under 40’ by People Newspapers, D Magazine Partners, 2019, and he has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2019.

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.  

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.

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