Tim McCarten is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.
With more than a decade of white collar defense experience, Mr. McCarten is a trusted advisor to scores of companies, senior executives, and other well-known individuals. Mr. McCarten helps clients navigate government investigations, white collar criminal and civil litigation, internal corporate investigations, and other sensitive situations. He has broad experience before the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), US Congress, and a range of other US federal and state authorities.
Drawing on years of experience in high-profile global investigations, Mr. McCarten has extensive experience in cross-border matters. Mr. McCarten’s practice encompasses matters involving allegations of financial crimes or other misconduct, which frequently implicate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and similar anticorruption laws; securities laws; criminal tax laws; anti-money laundering (AML) laws; and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA); as well as other federal laws and rules governing lobbying, campaign finance, and government ethics.
Complementing his government-facing investigations practice, Mr. McCarten also regularly counsels companies, private equity firms, and investment firms on regulatory compliance, including in the context of transactional due diligence.
Mr. McCarten received a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the managing board of the Virginia Law Review. While in law school, Mr. McCarten worked at the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia, and served as a Governor’s Legal Fellow in the Office of Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine.