Litigation Attorney Timothy Taylor Rejoins Holland & Knight as Partner
TYSONS, Va. (November 30, 2021) – Timothy Taylor has rejoined Holland & Knight as a litigation partner in its Tysons office. Mr. Taylor joins Holland & Knight's Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice Group after serving in both the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A former associate with Holland & Knight, his practice will focus on general commercial litigation and employment litigation, as well as certain enforcement-defense matters.
"In private practice and in the federal government, Tim has proven himself to be an exceptional lawyer and we are thrilled that he chose to return to our firm," said John Brownlee, the leader of Holland & Knight's Northern Virginia Litigation Practice Group and the firm's National White Collar Defense and Investigations Team. "Tim will be a tremendous asset to our litigation practice and to our clients in their most significant employment litigation and white collar matters."
From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Taylor practiced as a litigation associate in Holland & Knight's Tysons office, with the exception of a one-year clerkship for Judge Harris Hartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He most recently served as Senior Counsel for Employment and Investigations for the Treasury Department's Office of the Special IG for Pandemic Recovery, where he was the office's principal advisor on employment issues and applying the federal civil enforcement statutes to companies and individuals suspected of pandemic-related misconduct. Before that, he was the Deputy Solicitor of Labor for the Labor Department, where he oversaw litigation and legal advice for the department's roughly 500 attorneys administering 180-plus laws, including ERISA, the FLSA, the OSH Act, and antidiscrimination laws.
"Tim's experience from the Labor and Treasury Departments is widely translatable and will prove highly beneficial toward advancing our clients' interests through federal regulators and private plaintiffs," said Edward Diaz, co-leader of Holland & Knight's Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice Group. "Equally important, Tim is highly regarded by his colleagues at Holland & Knight and we are excited to welcome him back to the firm."
Mr. Taylor has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, including cases involving alleged theft of trade secrets, poaching disputes, commercial fraud, breach of contract, and tort. He has experience litigating in state courts, federal district courts, the federal courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has significant experience defending companies and individuals in white collar and enforcement matters, especially under the False Claims Act. As an associate at Holland & Knight, Mr. Taylor was part of the team that secured from the Supreme Court a unanimous reversal of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's convictions on public corruption charges.
"Holland & Knight is where I began my career and where I am so pleased to return," said Mr. Taylor. "It's a preeminent law firm with a collaborative culture that does spectacular work for its clients. The opportunity to once again work alongside colleagues that I respect and admire was too good to pass up, and I aim to play a meaningful role in strengthening our growing labor and employment practice."
Mr. Taylor received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review, and a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University.