Timothy Macht

Partner

212 335 2032

tmacht@wmhlaw.com

Companies in the media, entertainment, and other industries rely on Tim to solve their most challenging and complex disputes. An accomplished trial lawyer, Tim successfully handles high-stakes civil matters – including two recent multibillion-dollar trials – through a combination of finely honed analytical skills and clear-cut strategic vision. He has represented clients in landmark antitrust, breach of contract, and copyright matters. In-house counsel facing critical business decisions also turn to Tim for counsel on the legal and strategic implications of those decisions. In addition to his civil work, Tim leads internal investigations and defends corporate executives and other individuals in criminal matters.

Tim’s ability in the courtroom is informed by his former work as a federal prosecutor. Before entering private practice, he served for seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where he successfully tried cases and won numerous 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. Department of Justice policy development office.

Tim is a brilliant lawyer and a fabulous writer. He has a strong analytical mind and gets to the core of legal issues.

Benchmark Litigation

Experience

Represented News Corp in defense of a multibillion dollar antitrust class action that settled on the first day of trial for a small fraction of the total damages sought from News Corp.

Represented a subsidiary of Cablevision in a multibillion-dollar breach of contract trial against DISH Network, resulting in a mid-trial $700 million cash settlement for the Cablevision subsidiary and a new long-term carriage deal for AMC Networks.

Represented Charter Communications in a series of litigations stemming from the merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable, which were resolved on mutually agreeable terms.

Defended Cablevision in a groundbreaking copyright case involving the implementation of a remote storage DVR, which was unsuccessfully challenged by a group of movie studios and television networks.

Recognitions

Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation (2018)