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Timothy G. Cameron

Partner, Litigation

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 was selected as one of Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” (2008‑2018) and was named to Lawdragon’s list of “100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation.” He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation (2009‑2017) and The Best Lawyers in America (2014‑2018) for his litigation work. Benchmark Litigation named him a “Local Litigation Star” in the New York area in its 2016 edition. Mr. Cameron was recommended by The Legal 500 United States for securities litigation (2017) and commercial litigation (2015). He was also ranked by Super Lawyers for business litigation (2014‑2016). Cravath was named the number one “Heavyweight Champion” in Litigation in the Financial Times 2013 U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report based on Mr. Cameron’s successful defense of Vivendi, S.A. in the GAMCO case – the first public market purchase case in which the presumption of reliance was successfully rebutted in a securities fraud case at a trial on the merits.

Examples of Mr. Cameron’s current and recent cases include:

  • Representing Big Lots, Inc. and certain of its directors and officers in shareholder derivative suits and a related putative class action litigation in state and federal courts in Ohio.
  • Representing Chemed Corp. and individual defendants in putative securities class action litigation (now settled) as well as shareholder derivative actions in Delaware and Ohio.
  • Representing Vivendi, S.A. since 2002 in several matters, including (a) long‑running complex securities litigation in federal court in New York, which culminated in a four‑month jury trial in October 2009; (b) 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; and (c) a securities fraud case brought by GAMCO Investors, Inc., which culminated in a 2013 bench trial.
  • Represented AWB Limited (now Agrium Asia Pacific Ltd.) in five separate actions in New York and Texas federal courts relating to AWB’s participation in the U.N. Oil‑for‑Food Programme in Iraq. The actions involved various claims against AWB, including antitrust, civil RICO, FCPA, Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act claims, as well as third‑party claims for contribution. All five actions were disposed of on motions to dismiss.
  • Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) in an antitrust price‑fixing class action lawsuit in Maryland federal court.
  • 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 an 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 is a member of the Board of the New York International Arbitration Center and a member of the International Bar Association. Since 2010, he has co‑authored a chapter in the book The Dispute Resolution Review, published annually. He was also a contributing editor of Chambers Legal Practice Guide: Litigation 2014, published in July 2014.

Mr. Cameron may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1120 or by email at

Mr. Cameron is admitted only in New York.

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