Timothy G. Cameron is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. His practice encompasses a broad range of litigation that in recent years has included: antitrust litigation; general commercial litigation; securities litigation; shareholder derivative litigation; arbitration (domestic and international); alien tort claims and international torts; and tax litigation.
Mr. Cameron has particular expertise representing non‑U.S. clients in a wide variety of litigation (including class actions) in federal and/or state courts in the United States, and in arbitrations. He has extensive experience dealing with complicated cross‑border issues that can arise involving non‑U.S. defendants, including jurisdictional issues, reconciling a defendant’s document preservation, collection and production obligations with the potential application of local (non‑U.S.) law, class certification issues involving foreign putative class members, and the difficulties of obtaining testimony from witnesses located outside the United States. Mr. Cameron represented Vivendi, S.A. in a landmark four‑month securities class action jury trial in federal court in New York, which addressed many of those same issues.
Mr. Cameron’s recent cases and clients have included:
- Representing Big Lots, Inc. and certain of its directors and officers in a shareholder derivative suit and related putative class action litigation in Ohio federal court alleging that the company issued false and misleading statements regarding its business and financial results in violation of the federal securities laws.
- Representing Chemed Corp. and three of its top executives in a putative class action lawsuit in Ohio federal court alleging federal securities law violations stemming from an alleged fraudulent scheme to enroll ineligible hospice patients and obtain payments from the federal government.
- Representing E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) in an antitrust class action lawsuit in federal court in Maryland alleging that DuPont and its co‑defendants conspired to fix, raise, and maintain the price of titanium dioxide in the United States.
- Representing Vivendi, S.A. since 2002 in long‑running complex securities litigation in federal court in New York, which culminated in a four‑month jury trial in October 2009.
- Represented Vivendi in a four‑week jury trial in New York federal court over securities and contract claims brought by Liberty Media relating, in part, to a transaction involving USA Networks. Mr. Cameron continues to represent Vivendi in related securities litigation involving GAMCO Investors.
- Successfully represented AWB (the corporate successor to the Australian Wheat Board) in four separate cases in federal court in New York, all relating to AWB’s participation in the United Nations Oil‑for‑Food Programme. The four cases involved different types of claims, including antitrust, civil RICO, FCPA, Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act claims. All four cases were dismissed at the motion to dismiss stage.
- Represented a European auto parts manufacturer in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association arising out of a disputed joint venture between the company and a Mexican auto parts manufacturer.
Mr. Cameron was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He received a LL.B.(Hons)/B.Com degree in 1994 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; an M.ComLaw degree with first class honors in 1997 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; and an LL.M. degree in 1998 from the University of Chicago Law School.
From February 1994 to September 1997, Mr. Cameron practiced law at Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co., in Auckland, New Zealand. He joined Cravath in 1998 and became a partner in 2005.
Mr. Cameron was recognized by the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a leader in commercial litigation. In 2008, Lawdragon named Mr. Cameron to its list of 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation and in 2008, 2011 and 2012 selected him as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Cameron was recognized from 2009 through 2013 by Benchmark Litigation for his litigation work. He is a member of the International Bar Association. Since 2010, Mr. Cameron has co‑authored a chapter in the book The Dispute Resolution Review, published annually.
Mr. Cameron may be reached by phone at 212‑474‑1120 or by email at email@example.com.