Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 1978
Eighth Circuit Note Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America"
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers"
Webster University, College of Arts and Sciences
Alumnus of the Year, 2007
U.S. Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award, 1982
Thompson Coburn LLP
Senior Counsel, 2017-present
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Trial Attorney, Civil Division, Honors Program, 1980-1983
Honorable Edward L. Filippine
Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1978-1980
Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, VA
Board of Trustees, 2013-present
Executive Committee, 2015 - present
Council on Accreditation, New York, NY
Board of Trustees, 2005-2014
Board Chair, 2011-2013
Emeritus, 2015 - present
Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C.
Board Member, 1993-2007
Board Chair, 2003-2005
Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School
National Council, 2008-present
Edgewood Children’s Center, St. Louis, MO
Board Member, 1985-1998
Missouri Division of Youth Services
Advisory Board, 2000-2012
National Juvenile Law Center
Board of Directors, 1986-present
Central Institute for the Deaf, Washington University in St. Louis
Institutional Review Board, 1998-2004
Tim counsels government contractors in their dealings with the federal government and represents them and nonprofits in litigation and regulatory actions.
He began his legal career as a federal judicial law clerk in St. Louis and trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. While at the Department, his practice focused primarily on the litigation of False Claims Act cases involving defense contractors. He also litigated one of the earliest False Claims Act cases against a health care provider. He defended various agencies in government contract and employment claims and appeals as well. In addition, he responded to congressional inquiries and commented on pending legislation.
Tim currently focuses his practice on disputes, bid protests, investigations, claims and compliance issues involved with the federal government, as well as work with health care firms in litigation, compliance and regulatory issues. In addition, he represents select government entities in litigation, and also represents commercial firms, civic institutions and nonprofit entities on a local and national level. He currently represents the Council on Accreditation, New York, NY, in its relationship with the U.S. Department of State in accrediting and regulating international adoption agencies under the Hague Convention.
In 2013, Tim was elected to the board of Catholic Charities USA, a national network of local aid agencies that each year serve more than 10 million people regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. With annual revenues approaching $5 billion, Catholic Charities is one of the nation's largest human services providers, behind the federal government.
“What Makes Government Contracts Litigation So Unique?”;
Government Contract Litigation Best Practices, 2005
“Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Government Contract Law”;
Winning Legal Strategies for Government Contracts, 2005
Co-Author, “Procurement Integrity Revisions Ease Burdens”;
The National Law Journal, May 1997
Frequent lecturer on various government contract topics including working with the FAR, bid protests, past performance, suspension and debarment, and compliance issues.
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