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Hon. Timothy "Tim" Broas

Of Counsel

975 F Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004

Ambassador Tim Broas recently joined Holland & Hart after concluding his service as United States Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Tim represents clients from a wide range of industries, including major utility companies, pharmaceutical companies, defense contractors, technology firms, construction companies and financial institutions, among others. He has experience advising clients at every stage of the legal process, from internal investigations to congressional hearings and trials.

In addition to his record of professional success, Tim has been a dedicated philanthropist and civil servant, supporting worthy causes and bringing his leadership expertise to organizations’ boards of directors and trustees.


White Collar Criminal Defense

Tim represents corporations and individuals in all phases of investigations, negotiations, trials, and appeals in the following areas:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA)
  • Environmental Crimes (Clean Air, Clean Water, RCRA)
  • Health Care Fraud (Anti-Kickback, Stark)
  • Money Laundering
  • Accounting and Revenue Recognition Fraud
  • Public Corruption/Honest Services Fraud
  • Antitrust (Price Fixing, Bid Rigging)
  • Securities Fraud
  • Espionage
  • Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

Commercial Litigation

Tim defends corporations and individuals in all phases of civil litigation from the filing of a complaint through discovery, motion practice, trials, and appeals in the following areas:

  •  Product Liability
  •  Securities litigation, including class actions
  •  SEC enforcement proceedings
  •  Antitrust enforcement actions
  •  Personal injury
  •  Mass tort

Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, March 2014-February 2016
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, U.S. Navy, for service to U.S. Navy as U.S. Ambassador, 2014-2016
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Justice Mark Sullivan, Law Clerk, 1979-1980
  • Best Lawyers In America©, 2010-2014
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®, 2007, 2009-2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Board of Trustees, 2011-2014
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Board of Trustees, 2010-2014
  • Mount Vernon Board of Visitors, 2006-2010
  • Partners in Health, Board of Trustees, 2009-present
  • Humanity in Action, Board of Trustees, 2016-present

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