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Timothy A. Waters

Timothy A. Waters


Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

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Timothy Waters is Counsel in the Firm's Litigation department, where he represents clients in a range of complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts, and in international arbitrations. Mr. Waters’s practice includes representing major corporations in trademark litigations, complex contractual disputes, and patent infringement cases, as well as representing large law firms in legal malpractice actions. He is an active member of the Firm’s anti-counterfeiting practice, and also represents clients in false advertising and consumer fraud litigations.

Representative Matters

Representing a major health care company, at both the trial and appellate levels, in litigations to prevent counterfeiting and unlawful diversion of medical devices.

Commercial Litigation
Representing a major pharmaceutical company in a consumer fraud action brought by state government.

Successfully defended a large corporation against indemnification and other contractual claims concerning an underlying patent infringement lawsuit.

Successfully represented defendant and counterclaim plaintiff in a breach-of-contract and restrictive covenant action.

Represented a major pharmaceutical company in an international arbitration concerning a dispute over the co-development of a new drug and its submission for U.S. and E.U. regulatory approval.

Represented a financial guarantor against breach-of-contract and antitrust claims.

Law Firm Defense
Represented a large international law firm against allegations of legal malpractice and fraud in connection with patent prosecution.

Successfully defended a large law firm and a former partner, at both the trial and appellate levels, against allegations of legal malpractice.

False Advertising
Represented a large communications company against a competitor’s claims of false advertising.

Successfully defended a multinational beverage company in a litigation brought by a competitor alleging false advertising.

Patent Litigation
Successfully defended a major pharmaceutical and medical device company against claims of patent infringement.

Pro Bono
Representing large class of children with disabilities in civil rights litigation seeking relief under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Representing an inmate seeking clemency for a crime committed in childhood.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York


  • Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008)
    • Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., with highest distinction, 2003)
Areas of Practice

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