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Timothy P. O'Toole

Timothy P. O'Toole counsels and defends individuals and companies in white collar criminal matters, conducts internal corporate investigations, and represents potential witnesses and targets in government investigations. He has significant experience handling matters involving export controls, embargo, criminal tax, bribery, public corruption, conspiracy, false representations to government agencies, obstruction of justice, and fraud.

Mr. O'Toole also handles complex litigation arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). His ERISA practice spans a broad spectrum, including fiduciary litigation, pre-emption matters, and cases arising under Title IV. He has represented plan sponsors in benefits litigation and has particular experience in defending breach of fiduciary duty claims. Mr. O'Toole also currently represents a number of retiree organizations in challenges to the manner in which the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has handled the termination of their pension plans and administered their pension benefits.     More >

Government Experience
  • Chief, Special Litigation Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 2003 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney, Appellate Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 2000 - 2003
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1996 - 2000
  • Appellate Deputy Public Defender, Nevada State Public Defender's Office, 1995 - 1996
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Legal 500:  Labor & Employment:  ERISA Litigation, 2013 - 2014
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Liaison to the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Standards Committee Task Force on Discovery Standards, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-Chair At Large, White Collar Crime Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice Chair, Amicus Committee for the D.C. Circuit, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Clerkships
  • Clerk, The Honorable Charles E. Springer, Supreme Court of Nevada
Foreign Languages
Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
  • B.A., University of Virginia, cum laude, 1987