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Timothy G. Cameron

Partner, Litigation

Timothy G. Cameron focuses his practice on 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 trademark and tax litigation. Mr. Cameron is an experienced trial lawyer. He is among the few litigators ever to have taken a securities case through trial, having handled three such trials for Vivendi in some of the most significant and complex securities actions in recent history.

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.

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

  • Representing PG&E in hundreds of lawsuits filed against the company arising out of the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires.
  • Representing Westpac Banking Corporation in a putative class action asserting, inter alia, antitrust, RICO and Commodity Exchange Act claims premised upon alleged manipulation of the Australian Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate (“BBSW”).
  • Representing Spirits International in its dispute with the Russian Federation over the ownership of the famous Stolichnaya vodka trademarks.
  • Represented Chemed Corporation and various individual defendants in consolidated shareholder derivative litigation in Delaware federal court arising from alleged improper billing of Medicare and Medicaid. Mr. Cameron obtained the dismissal of that litigation once, without prejudice, and, following repleading, secured final dismissal of the matter with prejudice as to all defendants. He also represented the company in related securities class action litigation, which settled.
  • Represented Big Lots, Inc. and several of its officers and directors in securities class action and shareholder derivative suits in Ohio federal court over alleged insider trading and misrepresentation of the company’s sales prospects. Following Big Lots’ successful petition to the Sixth Circuit for interlocutory review of class certification, the parties settled.
  • Represented Novartis Pharmaceuticals in a civil enforcement action filed in New York federal court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York alleging violations of the False Claims Act and Anti‑Kickback Statute.
  • Represented Colgate‑Palmolive in several product liability lawsuits around the country. In October 2016, Mr. Cameron represented Colgate‑Palmolive in two jury trials in California state court, one of which resulted in a unanimous jury verdict in Colgate-Palmolive’s favor, while the other was settled on favorable terms. Another case in South Carolina state court settled two days into trial in March 2016.
  • Represented Vivendi, S.A. for over a decade in several matters, including (a) securities class action litigation which culminated in a four‑month jury trial—the first and only so‑called “foreign cubed” case to have gone to trial; (b) a four‑week jury trial over securities and contract claims in a suit brought by Liberty Media relating, in part, to a transaction involving USA Networks; and (c) a two‑day bench trial in a securities fraud case brought by GAMCO Investors—the first public market purchase case in which the presumption of reliance was successfully rebutted at a trial on the merits.
  • Represented AWB Limited (now Agrium Asia Pacific Ltd.) and won dismissals at the motion to dismiss stage of five separate actions relating to AWB’s participation in the U.N. Oil for Food Programme in Iraq and involving various claims including antitrust, civil RICO, FCPA and Alien Tort Statute claims.
  • Represented DuPont in an antitrust class action lawsuit filed in Maryland federal court alleging that DuPont and various co‑defendants conspired to fix the price of titanium dioxide.
  • Represented a European auto parts manufacturer in an AAA arbitration arising out of a disputed joint venture between the company and a Mexican auto parts manufacturer.
  • Represented a Singapore company in an ICC arbitration seated in London, under Indian law.

Mr. Cameron was selected as one of Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” (2008, 2011‑2020) and was named to Lawdragon’s list of “100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation.” He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation every year since 2009, including as a “Local Litigation Star” in the New York area (2016‑2020). Mr. Cameron was recommended by The Legal 500 US for securities litigation (2017, 2018, 2019) and commercial litigation (2015), as well as by The Best Lawyers in America for securities litigation (2019, 2020) and commercial litigation (2014-2020). He was also ranked by Super Lawyers (2014‑2019) and Who’s Who Legal for litigation (2019). 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 in the GAMCO case.

Mr. Cameron is a member of the Board of the New York International Arbitration Center and a member of the International Bar Association. 

Mr. Cameron has authored the U.S. chapter in the book The Class Action Law Review since 2017.  He has authored a chapter in the book The Dispute Resolution Review since 2010.  He was also a contributing editor of Chambers Legal Practice Guide: Litigation 2014, published in July 2014.

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, he practiced law at Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co., in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr. Cameron joined Cravath in 1998 and was elected a partner in 2004.

Mr. Cameron is admitted only in New York.

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