Timothy Hester

Timothy C. Hester


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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5324




  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1982
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
  • Williams College, B.A., 1977
    • magna cum laude
    • with highest honors in Economics

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1982-1983

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

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Timothy Hester is a partner who concentrates in the field of antitrust litigation and antitrust counseling matters.  In recent years, he has handled a series of major antitrust litigation projects in the pharmaceutical industry, including the defense of antitrust suits raising claims of unlawful patent settlements, sham litigation and wrongful patent acquisitions.  These include the representation of AstraZeneca inIn re Nexium Antitrust Litigation, the representation of Purdue Pharma in In re OxyContin Antitrust Litigation, and the representation of GlaxoSmithKline in In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation.

Honors and Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust Law (2016) 
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation (2014)
  • LMG Life Sciences, "Life Science Star" (2013)

Pro Bono

  • Mr. Hester has been involved for over 20 years in pro bono death penalty litigation, including cases in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Virginia.

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