Timothy E. Hoeffner - Accounting Defense & Securities Litigation - McDermott Will & Emery


Timothy E. Hoeffner is a co-head of the Firm’s accounting defense, securities & corporate governance litigation and bankruptcy litigation practices. He represents leading accounting firms, issuers, directors and officers in lawsuits, arbitration and other proceedings involving federal regulators, bankruptcy trustees, shareholders and noteholders. He also frequently represents accountants, issuers and directors and officers in enforcement proceedings before the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Department of Justice and other federal and state regulatory authorities. His trial experience includes numerous cases in both state and federal district and bankruptcy courts, as well as arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

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  • In re Amtrust Fin. Servs. Secs. Litig., No. 17-CV-1545 (S.D.N.Y. 2020); dismissing Sections 10(b) and 11 claims for failure to plead a material misstatement or omission
  • Island Partners v. Deloitte & Touche LLP, 05-cv-2770 (S.D.N.Y. and PA Superior Court): opinions granted summary judgment against successor to Rigis entities based on lack of standing and other grounds
  • In re Quorum Health Corp. 1:20-bk-10766 (Bankr. D. Del. 2020); successful plan confirmation following five day contested trial
  • Plaisance v. Schiller Civ.  No. H-17-3741 (S.D. Tex. 2019); dismissing Section 10(b) Exchange Act claim based on Omnicare decision

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  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2023-2024
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, 2023-2024


  • College Summit, regional advisory board member
  • Team MVP, founder


New York Law School, JD, honors, 1986
Rutgers University, BA, 1983

New York

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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