Back To Search
Timothy L. Dickinson Partner, Litigation Department
Washington, D.C. T 1(202) 551-1858 F 1(202) 551-0258
Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. With over 30 years experience in the field of anti-corruption law, Mr. Dickinson’s practice encompasses a number of areas, including all aspects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. export laws, economic sanctions, ITAR regulations (including enforcement actions), and political risk insurance. Mr. Dickinson works closely with a wide range of industries on FCPA matters, including establishment and implementation of compliance programs, due diligence for third parties and acquisitions, special investigations and defense before regulators in the U.S. as well as abroad, including the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office. Mr. Dickinson also represents political risk insurance entities dealing with coverage issues, arbitration of disputes, and recovery activities. He has worked on major infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Asia and has represented foreign governments in matters involving public international law, including treaty rights, expropriation, and sovereign immunity.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Recognized by Chambers USA 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 among the very few attorneys ranked as top-tier FCPA experts
  • Named by Ethisphere at the top of their FCPA 2009 list of Attorneys Who Matter

Speaking Engagements and Publications


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School
  • Co-chair, International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Founding faculty member of the University of Michigan Law School's International Transactions Clinic, which gives students practical experience in international law
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Institute, and Director of the ILI’s course on government integrity and anti-corruption initiatives
  • Chairman of the ABA’s International Legal Resource Center, which provides global legal assistance in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme
  • Chairman, ABA Section of International Law, 1997-8


  • Columbia University, L.L.M., 1980
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1979
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1975