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Tim Lee litigates high-stakes business cases with an emphasis on contract disputes, business torts, and class actions.  He has particular expertise in litigating contract termination and force majeure disputes, as well as in defending clients in class actions asserting consumer fraud, RICO, and Medicare Secondary Payer Act claims.  A partner in the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice, Tim has experience representing clients through all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal.

Previously, Tim served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia, gaining broad investigatory and trial experience.  While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, he successfully prosecuted criminal cases involving bank fraud, money laundering, identity theft, violent offenses, child exploitation, and other complex criminal matters. 

Following law school, Tim served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, summa cum laude

B.A. History, University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Law Clerk, Susan H. Black, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Law Clerk, Lisa Godbey Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Korean

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

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Matters

Counseling and representing multiple Fortune 500 corporations on contract termination and force majeure matters.

Representing a Fortune 100 insurance company in several putative class actions arising out of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

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Counseling and representing multiple Fortune 500 corporations on contract termination and force majeure matters.

Representing a Fortune 100 insurance company in several putative class actions arising out of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of CTIA—The Wireless Association, enjoining the Georgia Public Service Commission from implementing a rule requiring cellular companies to charge minimum rates to indigent cellular subscribers under the federal “Lifeline” Program

Successfully defended Kan Am (US) at trial in litigation filed by Simon Property Group affiliates in the Chancery Court of Delaware, involving the interpretation of buy/sell provisions in joint venture agreements regarding major retail shopping malls throughout the United States.

Defended a Big 4 accounting firm in a $1.2 billion malpractice suit brought by the Florida Department of Financial Services as receiver of three Florida insurance companies. Following a six-week jury trial, the accounting firm obtained a complete defense verdict.

Drafted merits briefs in Walden v. Fiore before the United States Supreme Court, successfully obtaining reversal of the Ninth Circuit in a case presenting important issues of personal jurisdiction.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

View all

Matters

Counseling and representing multiple Fortune 500 corporations on contract termination and force majeure matters.

Representing a Fortune 100 insurance company in several putative class actions arising out of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

See more
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Matters

Counseling and representing multiple Fortune 500 corporations on contract termination and force majeure matters.

Representing a Fortune 100 insurance company in several putative class actions arising out of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of CTIA—The Wireless Association, enjoining the Georgia Public Service Commission from implementing a rule requiring cellular companies to charge minimum rates to indigent cellular subscribers under the federal “Lifeline” Program

Successfully defended Kan Am (US) at trial in litigation filed by Simon Property Group affiliates in the Chancery Court of Delaware, involving the interpretation of buy/sell provisions in joint venture agreements regarding major retail shopping malls throughout the United States.

Defended a Big 4 accounting firm in a $1.2 billion malpractice suit brought by the Florida Department of Financial Services as receiver of three Florida insurance companies. Following a six-week jury trial, the accounting firm obtained a complete defense verdict.

Drafted merits briefs in Walden v. Fiore before the United States Supreme Court, successfully obtaining reversal of the Ninth Circuit in a case presenting important issues of personal jurisdiction.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, summa cum laude

B.A. History, University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Law Clerk, Susan H. Black, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Law Clerk, Lisa Godbey Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Korean