Timothy Hoeffner is a Partner in DLA’s New York and Philadelphia offices.  He concentrates his practice in professional malpractice, complex securities and business litigation.

Tim represents leading accounting firms in lawsuits, arbitration and other proceedings involving federal regulators, bankruptcy trustees, shareholders and noteholders.  Recent representations include the two remaining cases against Deloitte relating to Adelphia Communications, litigation against BDO USA relating to the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and a Canadian shareholder litigation against BDO. Previous experience includes the successful defense of an accounting firm in a lengthy arbitration arising from the subprime market collapse based on the panel’s conclusion that the trustee failed to prove loss causation.  In addition, Tim frequently represents accountants in enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Department of Justice and other federal and state regulatory authorities, including a recent enforcement proceeding on behalf of an engagement partner that was litigated before the Hearing Officer for the PCAOB and FDIC v. Ernst & Young and SEC v. Ernst &Young, which cases arose out of the Texas savings & loan crisis of the 1990’s. 

Tim's litigation practice is enhanced by his extensive experience advising corporations, accounting firms, boards and board committees on a variety of business law matters, including issues relating to financial reporting, corporate control and interested director transactions.