Timothy H. Kistner, an associate in the firm’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense group, concentrates his practice on government and internal investigations, corporate governance and securities litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Kistner has represented clients in federal government investigations related to national security, health care fraud, False Claims Act violations, Anti-Kickback Statute violations, immigration and visa issues, contract fraud, and export control violations.  He has experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, and private clients in shareholder litigation, post-closing disputes, and other general business litigation.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Kistner served in the Obama administration as Confidential Assistant to the Department of Homeland Security’s General Counsel and as Special Assistant to the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  In the latter capacity, he helped to draft internal reports and reports to Congress on export control and other national security issues, wrote and edited the Director’s briefing materials, and served as a liaison between the Director and various ICE components. Before his service in the administration, Mr. Kistner was a staffer on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Kistner is a partner with the Truman National Security Project and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Environmental Voter Project. He is the author of Federalist Tycoon: The Life and Times of Israel Thorndike (University Press of America, 2015).

While in law school, Mr. Kistner was a summer law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, working in the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit. He was also a Rule 3:03 student practitioner within Boston University’s Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, and was a staff member of the Boston University International Law Journal

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