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Timothy Macht

Partner 212 335 2032

An accomplished trial lawyer, Tim frequently represents major media and entertainment companies in high-stakes litigations. On the plaintiff’s side, Tim was part of the team that successfully litigated VOOM HD Networks’ billion dollar-plus breach of contract case against Echostar Satellite. Tim also brought Home Shopping Network’s hard-hitting civil racketeering case against three former executives. His vast experience covers corporate defense as well. Among his many matters for Cablevision, for example, he was a key member of the team that defended the company when its remote-storage DVR plan was challenged by movie and television studios. With his large body of work, Tim has firmly established himself as a litigator of choice for challenging cases in the media and entertainment area.

In addition to civil work, Tim has substantial experience representing corporate executives and other individuals in criminal matters. He has also developed a specialty in strategic legal counseling, in which he helps in-house counsel assess the legal and strategic implications of critical business decisions.

Before entering private practice in 2002, Tim served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York for seven years, where he successfully tried numerous cases and won various commendations, including the “Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.” He also worked as a Special Assistant and Counsel in the U.S. Justice Department’s policy development office. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (deceased).

Tim is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School; a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, from which he simultaneously earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science; and an Oxford University Marshall Scholar.

Education
Harvard Law School, J.D. (1992)
University of Oxford, Master of Studies (1989)
Yale University, B.A. and M.A. (1987)

Bar Admissions
New York