Timothy Macht


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Media and entertainment companies and other sophisticated businesses rely on Tim to analyze their most complex and challenging legal issues.  Known for his sharp analytical skills and strategic vision, Tim has successfully resolved a host of high-stakes civil disputes.  An accomplished trial lawyer, Tim is often called upon when cases head to trial, including, in recent years, in two multibillion dollar cases for Fortune 500 companies. He has represented clients in precedent-setting copyright, antitrust, and breach of contract matters.

In-house counsel facing critical business decisions also turn to Tim for counsel on the legal and strategic implications of those decisions. In addition to his civil work, Tim leads internal investigations and defends corporate executives and other individuals in criminal matters.

Tim’s ability in the courtroom is informed by his former work as a federal prosecutor. Before entering private practice, he served for seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where he successfully tried cases and won numerous commendations, including the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

He also worked as a Special Assistant and Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice policy development office.

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Represented News Corp in defense of a multibillion-dollar antitrust class action, which settled on the first day of trial for a small fraction of the total damages sought from News Corp.

Represented a subsidiary of Cablevision in a multibillion-dollar breach of contract trial against DISH Network, resulting in a mid-trial $700 million cash settlement for the Cablevision subsidiary and a new long-term carriage deal for AMC Networks.

Represented Charter Communications in a series of litigations stemming from the merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable, which were resolved on mutually agreeable terms.

Represented Cablevision in a groundbreaking copyright case involving the implementation of a remote storage DVR, which was unsuccessfully challenged by a group of movie studios and television networks.


500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon (2024)

Local Litigation Star, General Commercial Litigation, Competition/Antitrust, and White Collar Crime, Benchmark Litigation (2018-2024)

Best Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America  (2021-2024) [see selection methodology here]