Timothy Wilkins

In July of 2016, Timothy was selected by Chambers USA as the National Minority Lawyer of the Year in Private Practice.  His practice focuses on cross-border mergers, and prior to moving to New York, Timothy practiced for 8 years in Tokyo.  As co-chair of Freshfields’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee, he pioneered a Diversity Film Series and celebrated his 10th anniversary with Legal Outreach mentoring public high school students.  Timothy is active in several initiatives to broaden diversity outside his firm and has been recognized by Council of Urban Professionals, PureEarth and Global Counsel.  Timothy was featured in the New York Times story, “The Disrupters” (July 31, 2016) which highlighted his role on the Board of the Public Theater and the work of other pioneering African Americans to disrupt the board composition of New York’s major cultural institutions.  For the past 3 years, Timothy has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the Board of Directors of the NYC Economic Development Corporation where he chairs the Governance Committee.  Timothy is an Adjunct Professor of International Law at Hunter College and a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude), Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.

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