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Timothy Visser
Timothy M. Visser
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5030 tvisser@cov.com Download V-card

Tim Visser represents and advises clients across a variety of complex government enforcement and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on anti-corruption investigations and political law compliance issues.

Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Visser clerked for Judge Liam O’Grady of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  While in law school, he served as President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the nation’s oldest student-run legal services office, and was an intern at the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Represents a major financial institution in government investigations of foreign bribery relating to hiring practices.
  • Counsel to the Audit Committee of a major non-profit company in connection with an internal investigation of foreign bribery, fraud and related issues.
  • Advises corporate and political clients on state and federal lobbying, ethics, and campaign finance compliance.
  • Represents railroad company in breach of contract and takings cases brought against the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Pro Bono

  • Argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on behalf of a defendant-appellant in a case clarifying what evidence plaintiffs must provide to demonstrate compliance with state foreclosure laws in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. Federal National Mortgage Association v. Hendricks, 463 Mass. 635 (2012).
  • Representation of low-income tenants and post-foreclosure defendants in eviction actions in Boston Housing Court and the Landlord Tenant Branch of Washington D.C. Superior Court.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Hope On A String, Board Member

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section, Intern (2011)
  • Teach For America, Director of Institute Operations (2009-2010); School Director (2009); Recruitment Director (2008-2009); Corps Member (2006-2008)