Timothy J. Coley is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Coley represents whistleblowers and individuals who have been retaliated against by their employers for protected activity, including after reporting fraud and other illegal conduct. Mr. Coley has extensive experience in state and federal court practice nationwide, representing both corporate and individual clients. In addition to his expertise in representing whistleblowers and wrongly-terminated individuals, Mr. Coley also represents individuals and companies in government investigations and enforcement matters.
Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Coley was an Associate for a Washington, DC law firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation. After graduating from law school, Mr. Coley clerked for Chief Judge James A. Beaty, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Mr. Coley received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2009 (with honors), where he was an Executive Articles Editor for the North Carolina Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 2005.
"SEC flexes regulatory and enforcement muscles in pandemic markets" by Thomas A. Sporkin and Timothy J. Coley
The Securities and Exchange Commission is sticking to its three-fold mission of protecting investors, maintaining fair and orderly markets, and encouraging capital formation as it responds to the Covid-19 pandemic by issuing regulatory guidance on crisis-relevant market and capital issues, ramping...Articles
"SEC invokes '120-day' rule to enhance award to internally reporting whistleblower despite digital realty" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Timothy J. Coley, and Jessica M. Shannon (ABA White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter)
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved a $4.5 million whistleblower award, the first issued under its rule governing internal whistleblowing and its first since the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers . Digital Realty held that employees who...Articles
"Corporate America, expect a spike in SEC reporting" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Timothy J. Coley and Ian Acker (Law360)
Eight years ago, the big debate between corporate America and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was whether whistleblowers should be required to report internally before being eligible for awards and protections under Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provisions. Ultimately, the SEC decided...Articles
- J.D., University of North Carolina, 2009 (with honors)
- B.A., University of Minnesota, 2005
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- Law Clerk, Hon. James A. Beaty, Jr., U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina