Timothy H. Birnbaum
Tim has experience from his previous career as a New York trial attorney. Tim spent the majority of his career as a litigator in the New York office of DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest firms. He also practiced law at a renowned litigation boutique in Manhattan.
Decade of Manhattan Litigation Experience
Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Experience
Former Aide to lllinois Governor
Admitted in New York; Authorized Florida House Counsel
Committed to Conscious Capitalism
Timothy H. Birnbaum (“Tim”) is a Principal and General Counsel of B.E. Blank & Company. He is a seasoned trial attorney with ten years of litigation experience after practicing in the New York offices of two premier law firms
In 2008, Tim joined DLA Piper LLP (“DLA Piper”), where his practice focused on consumer class action litigations, securities litigations, government enforcement and civil and criminal fraud-related litigations and compliance. He also advised clients on matters relating to corporate governance and partnership disputes and conducted internal investigations for corporate clients. In 2015, The American Lawyer recognized Tim’s efforts in helping to secure a $22 million settlement for human trafficking victims, naming DLA Piper an honoree for Tim’s contributions to the “Global Pro Bono Dispute of the Year.”
In 2017, Tim joined Brewer Attorneys & Counselors (formerly Bickel & Brewer LLP) as a Senior Associate, where he managed a robust case load that included complex commercial litigations, intellectual property disputes, hospitality litigations and privacy matters. He also represented an investor in litigating against a global insurer for bad faith insurance practices in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and served on the trial team that successfully secured a multimillion dollar jury verdict in their client’s favor.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Pennsylvania, awarded cum laude and with special honors, and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. Tim, who is proficient in Spanish, spent a semester as an undergraduate studying global finance at the ICADE Business School in Madrid, Spain and subsequently worked as a summer analyst in Bear Stearns’ investment advisory group. Upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, Tim was awarded a James H. Dunn Jr. Memorial Fellowship by the State of Illinois and spent two years working as Aide to the Chief of Staff of the Governor of Illinois. At Cornell Law School, Tim was appointed Managing Editor of the Cornell LII Supreme Court Bulletin and was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. He has written articles for several legal publications including the National Law Review, New York Law Journal, Law360 and the Hospitality Business Review.