Partner at Perkins Coie LLP
Timothy W. Burns is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP. His practice focuses on litigation, insurance recovery law, tax-exempt organizations, international arbitration, and LIBOR issues. In 2014, Burns was appointed to the ACS board of directors.
Burns’ noteworthy work includes serving as lead counsel in Graybar Electric Company Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company, and representing one of the 20 largest bank holding companies in an insurance liabilities arbitration relating to a Ponzi scheme. He has served as lead insurance coverage counsel for major mutual fund advisers, and counseled independent directors of a public company subsidiary of a foreign conglomerate in regard to the insurance implications of the spin-off of the subsidiary.
Burns’ publications include Navigating Yates Memo Minefield And Broadening Of Excess Side-A Dic D&O Insurance Policies, Mutual Fund Litigation And Insurance Practice Guide, Opinion: Insurers May Play Hardball On Libor Claims Against Funds, and Opinion: Why Funds' Risk Management Strategy Must Address Insurance.
Burns was selected by Best Lawyers as 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law, has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business nationally since 2008. He was named a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500 for Insurance: Advice to policy holders.
Burns received his J.D. from University of Missouri and his B.A. from Weber State University. He clerked for the Hon. George G. Fagg in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.