Timothy D. Belevetz is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., and Tysons offices. A former federal prosecutor and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorney, he practices in the area of white-collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement, compliance and internal investigations. Tim represents companies and individuals in a range of government investigations and enforcement actions. He also conducts internal investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act along with other potential corporate misconduct and provides compliance counseling to companies designed to help prevent the need for such investigations. He is a member of the firm’s National White Collar Defense and Investigations and Securities Litigation teams.
During his 12 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tim served both in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and at the Tax Division, where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar offenses against both individuals and entities. During his eight years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes & Public Corruption Unit, he prosecuted and investigated a range of complex financial crimes. As a trial attorney in the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Section, Tim led the prosecution of federal tax offenses. He has extensive trial experience, having served as counsel in numerous federal trials involving securities and corporate fraud, tax offenses, health care fraud, fraudulent investment schemes, money laundering, bank fraud, identity theft, and arson, among others. In addition, he has prosecuted other white-collar matters such as FCPA violations, theft of trade secrets, and campaign finance offenses.
Tim has extensive securities litigation experience. Prior to his tenure at the Justice Department, he spent two years at a leading national law firm defending civil securities fraud actions and representing clients in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement matters. Before that, he served for five years at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated and prosecuted federal securities law violations, including complex financial fraud, insider trader, accounting violations, unregistered securities offerings, and broker-dealer violations.
Tim received a B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College, a J.D. from William & Mary Law School, and an LL.M. in Securities Regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center.