Tim became the University of Michigan’s Vice President and General Counsel in January 2013. He joined the University from the U.S. Department of Energy, where he was designated by the President to serve as Acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Enforcement. He served for seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he was a senior prosecutor in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. He served as a lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School, where he taught white-collar crime, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught evidence. Before his government service, Tim was an attorney at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Shea & Gardner; clerked in Detroit for Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and graduated from Georgetown, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Law Journal.
Tim is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the board of directors for the University Musical Society. Tim serves on the general counsels committee for the Association of American Universities; and, from 2016 to 2019, he served on the board of directors for the National Association of College and University Attorneys, where he chaired the board’s audit committee.