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Timothy S. Kearns

Timothy S. Kearns

1700 K Street, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
202.540.7227 ph
202.540.7201 fax
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Mr. Kearns is an associate in Hausfeld LLP’s financial services group. His practice focuses on securities and commodities litigation. Mr. Kearns recently overcame a motion to dismiss on behalf of a group of HearUSA stockholders in a suit against Siemens Hearing Instruments, alleging that SHI engaged in a number of securities violations aimed at driving down the price of HearUSA’s common stock. The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

His other matters include the representation of a Korean bank in lawsuits alleging fraud related to CDO transactions, representing a pension fund in litigation alleging unfair business practices against Bank of New York Mellon in its execution of certain foreign exchange transactions, and In re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2262, which alleges a conspiracy to suppress the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate by member banks on the U.S.-dollar LIBOR panel.

Mr. Kearns began his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where his practice focused on securities litigation, shareholder-derivative litigation and derivatives regulation. He was active in pro bono representations, including playing a key role in drafting briefs to the Third Circuit and Supreme Court in Doe v. Indian River School District, ultimately resulting in an injunction against the defendant school district’s practice of conducting sectarian prayers before meetings and LowCountry Immigration Coalition v. Haley, where he drafted an amicus brief on behalf of victims of domestic violence challenging South Carolina’s immigration law.

Mr. Kearns graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2006. He is the author of The Chair, the Needle, and the Damage Done: What the Electric Chair and the Rebirth of the Method-of-Execution Challenge Could Mean for the Future of the Eighth Amendment, which was published by the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy in 2006.

He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He has also been admitted to the District of Delaware and Eastern District of Wisconsin.


Iowa State University, B.A., 2003

Cornell Law School, J.D., 2006

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U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin