Principal, Morgan Lewis Consulting Of Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Timothy J. Shea counsels clients on the impact of state and federal law enforcement actions on business, advising corporate clients about how to manage the risks of state government action, particularly when it occurs in the context of complex civil litigation, class action law suits, federal criminal inquiries, federal regulatory reviews, and Congressional oversight. He provides counsel to companies facing litigation, regulation, inquiries, and other activities by the states, particularly multistate investigations by State Attorneys General.
Previously, Tim served as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the US Department of Justice in Washington and as an Assistant United States Attorney. He was also Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Public Protection Bureau.
As Associate Deputy Attorney General, Tim advised US Attorney General William P. Barr and the Deputy Attorney General on a variety of legal, criminal justice, law enforcement, and policy matters. He also managed government-wide law enforcement operations, drug enforcement programs and urban revitalization initiatives while a member of the Senior Executive Service at the US Department of Justice.
Tim also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, as part of the Major Crime Division. An experienced federal prosecutor, he handled dozens of criminal trials in US district courts and argued many cases before the Federal Court of Appeals. Tim also managed an interagency violent crime task force consisting of attorneys, FBI agents, Deputy US Marshals, DEA agents and local law enforcement agencies.
As Chief of the Public Protection Bureau, Tim was a senior adviser to the Attorney General and managed the lawyers, investigators and support staff in several divisions that reported directly to him, including Civil Rights, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Public Charities, Regulated Industries, Health Care, and Civil Investigations, among others. He was responsible for supervising a variety of cases, including US v. Microsoft, In Re: The Rehabilitation of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, regulatory proceedings related to automobile insurance rates, antitrust review of banking and other industries, life insurance unfair sales practices matters, civil rights cases, regulatory proceedings related to telecommunications, and regulatory reviews of utility mergers.
Tim’s congressional and public policy experience includes service in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Under the Chairmanship of US Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Tim served as chief counsel and staff director of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, one of the most powerful investigatory committees in the Congress. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and conducting congressional investigations into government waste, fraud and abuse, criminal matters, and regulatory activities. Tim also served on the full committee staff of the US House Appropriations Committee and as a senior advisor to ranking Republican member Silvio O. Conte (R-MA).
Georgetown University Law Center, 1991, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
Boston College, 1982, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia