Timothy Pfenninger concentrates his practice on complex commercial, class action, and multi-district litigation. He has significant experience representing domestic and foreign vehicle and component part manufacturers and distributors in state and federal court. Timothy also represents clients across industries in complex commercial and product liability actions, and represents US and International clients in civil and criminal investigations. Timothy has counseled these clients through all phases of litigation including merits and jurisdictional discovery, dispositive motions practice, and trial.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and before joining DLA Piper, Timothy served as a law clerk to Judge A. Richard Caputo on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
- Defended several multinational automotive and automotive component part manufactures in a variety of national consumer class actions, product liability matters and jurisdictional disputes
- Defended luxury-brand clothier in a class action, products liability litigation premised on a design and manufacturing defect
- Defended luxury services company in class action litigation and government investigations related to refund policies employed during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Defended global real estate company in a trial seeking recovery for allegations of fraud related to a multi-million dollar foreign investment
- Prosecuted federal litigation to recover funds invested in a multi-billion dollar real estate Ponzi scheme
- J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Moot Court Board
Articles Editor, Journal of Business Law
- B.S., Finance, The College of New Jersey
summa cum laude
- The Legal 500 United States
- Recommended, Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport (2022-2023)
Timothy's pro bono practice focuses on issues related to juvenile justice and criminal justice reform. For example, he is currently representing a juvenile sentenced to life in prison without parole as he seeks a new sentence in accord with the United States Supreme Court's decision in Miller v. Alabama (2012).
- Co-author, "1 Year Shows Ford Ruling Didn't Change Personal Jurisdiction," Law360, April 28, 2022
- Co-author, "A Financial Assessment of Municipal Fiber in the United States," University of Pennsylvania's Public Policy Initiative, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017
- "11th Circ. Backs Porsche In Engine Cooling Defect Suit," Law 360, November 6, 2023
- "Olympics Ticket Co. Escapes Customers' COVID Refund Suit," Law 360, October 24, 2023
- "Grenfell Tower Fire Case Moves From Pa. To UK," Law 360, September 16, 2020
- Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Richard Caputo, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018
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