Timothy Macht

Partner 212 335 2032

Tim is an accomplished litigator, often brought in to handle the most complex and challenging civil and criminal matters.  In recent years, this includes working on two multi-billion dollar trials (an antitrust class action for Newscorp and a breach of contract case for a division of Cablevision) and a series of litigations growing out of the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications. Tim also played a key role in a pathbreaking copyright case defending Cablevision’s implementation of a remote-storage DVR, which was unsuccessfully challenged by a group of movie and television studios.

In addition to his civil litigation work, Tim has substantial experience representing corporate executives and other individuals in criminal matters and conducting internal investigations. 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