Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Paul Hastings with over 30 years experience in the field of anti-corruption law. Mr. Dickinson's practice encompasses a number of areas, including all aspects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. export laws, economic sanctions, ITAR regulations (including enforcement actions), and political risk insurance.
Mr. Dickinson works closely with a wide range of industries on FCPA matters, including establishment of compliance programs, due diligence in acquisitions, special investigations and defense before regulators in the U.S. as well as abroad, including the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office. In 2005, he was appointed Independent Expert by Monsanto as part of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Department of Justice and he is currently serving as Independent Monitor in conjunction with a case settled in 2010. ChambersUSA 2009Mr. Dickinson was also selected by the World Bank to assist with the development of their Voluntary Disclosure Program, and participated with Bank staff in evaluating and recommending improvements to a VDP participant's compliance program. Chambers USA 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 have recognized him among the very few attorneys ranked as top-tier FCPA experts; he was also named by Ethisphere at the top of their FCPA 2009 list of Attorneys Who Matter.
Mr. Dickinson also represents political risk insurance entities dealing with coverage issues, arbitration of disputes, and recovery activities. He has worked on major infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Asia and has represented foreign governments in matters involving public international law; including treaty rights, expropriation, and sovereign immunity.
Mr. Dickinson was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1983 to 1993. He is currently a Professor from Practice at The University of Michigan Law School where he teaches Transnational Law and International Commercial Transactions, and is a founding faculty member of the International Transactions Clinic, which gives students practical experience in international law. He served as the chair of the ABA Section of International Law and Practice in 1997-1998, has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Institute, where he also serves as Director of the ILI's course on government integrity and anti-corruption initiatives. Mr. Dickinson is chairman of the ABA's International Legal Resource Center, which provides global legal assistance in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the International Bar Association's Anti-Corruption Committee.
Mr. Dickinson graduated from The University of Michigan law school in 1979 after completing his B.A. in 1975. He also studied at The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands and L'Université d'Aix-Marseille in France and spent a brief period as an extern in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. Following law school, he earned his LL.M. as a Jervey Fellow at Columbia University. After finishing his LL.M. degree, Mr. Dickinson worked in the Legal Service of the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Dickinson then returned to Washington, D.C., where he entered private practice.