WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 – LAWFUEL -The Law News Network — Dewey Ballantine LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Timothy J. Coleman has joined the firm as a Partner in the Litigation Department. Mr. Coleman is resident in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices, and Co-Chairs the firm’s White
Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice Group.
Prior to joining Dewey Ballantine, Mr. Coleman served as Senior Counsel to
the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. “Tim Coleman is an
outstanding addition to our Litigation Department, and to the firm as a
whole,” said Morton A. Pierce, Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.
“This move demonstrates Dewey Ballantine’s commitment to expanding its
capabilities in the increasingly important area of government enforcement
actions and white collar criminal defense.”
Mr. Coleman was the senior Justice Department staff member responsible for
the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, and chaired High-Level Working
Groups on Health Care Fraud and Sentencing Policy. Previously, as Counsel to
the Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,
he oversaw the work of the Enron Task Force and the Criminal Fraud Section,
which prosecutes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, financial
institution fraud, procurement fraud and a wide range of other cases.
Mr. Coleman is a nationally recognized expert on white collar crime and
government enforcement. He has worked closely with United States Attorneys
throughout the country, and with senior officials of federal, state and
foreign regulatory and law enforcement agencies, on some of the most
significant white collar crime matters in recent years. He has testified
before the United States Senate and House of Representatives on white collar
crime issues, and is a frequent public speaker on corporate compliance,
internal investigations, the role of in-house counsel and other topics. He has
been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Corporate
Counsel and other national publications.
Mr. Coleman served for more than eight years as an Assistant United States
Attorney in the Southern District of New York. As a senior member of the U.S.
Attorney’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, he prosecuted numerous
cases of accounting fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, offering
fraud and a wide variety of other matters. Mr. Coleman was the lead prosecutor
on the highly publicized investigation of Adelphia Communications Corporation,
which resulted in the conviction of the company’s CEO, CFO and other senior
executives. He also led high-profile investigations of other major
corporations, including Vivendi Universal, Datek Securities Corporation,
Credit Bancorp Ltd. and others.
“Tim Coleman brings a wealth of experience in corporate investigations and
complex criminal and civil litigation,” said Jeffrey L. Kessler, Co-Chairman
of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Based on his experience as a senior
Justice Department official, he has invaluable insight into the government’s
handling of enforcement matters across a variety of industries. At the same
time, he is a seasoned trial and appellate advocate with extensive courtroom
experience and a very successful record. Tim will play a key role in leading
the expansion of our White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice
Dewey Ballantine’s White Collar Crime and Government Investigations
Practice Group represents corporations and individuals in all stages of
criminal and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Dewey Ballantine also has
extensive experience in conducting corporate internal investigations,
particularly in advising boards of directors in evaluating and responding to
allegations of wrongdoing, and developing compliance programs. The addition of
Mr. Coleman will further strengthen the capabilities of the firm’s White
Collar Crime and Government Investigations practice to support its clients in
complex criminal and regulatory enforcement proceedings. The attorneys in the
Group include numerous former federal prosecutors with extensive experience in
a wide range of complex matters, such as allegations of fraud, insider
trading, and violations of the disclosure provisions of federal and state
securities laws. He joins a national white collar practice adept at a broad
range of matters including investigations by the Department of Justice, the
SEC, IRS and state and local law enforcement. Other prominent attorneys in
this group include Seth Farber and Christine Chi, former Assistant United
States Attorneys for the Southern District of New York; Lawrence Hill,
previously a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States
Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. and Suzanne Jaffe Bloom, former Deputy
Chief of the Long Island Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s
Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Prior to entering Government service, Mr. Coleman was associated with
Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, specializing in corporate civil
litigation. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center
in 1990. Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Coleman worked as a foreign
exchange trader for a commercial bank.
About Dewey Ballantine
Dewey Ballantine LLP, founded in 1909, is an international law firm with
more than 550 attorneys located in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles,
East Palo Alto, Houston, Austin, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Milan and Rome.
Through its network of offices, the firm handles some of the largest, most
complex corporate transactions, litigation and tax matters in such areas as
M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate finance, corporate
reorganization and bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, sports law,
structured finance and international trade. Industry specializations include
energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, financial services, media,
consumer and industrial goods, consumer electronics, technology,
telecommunications and transportation.
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