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Timothy W. Mungovan

Timothy W. Mungovan


Tim’s practice is focused on solving complex business disputes in a variety of areas including securities, investment management, corporate governance, fiduciary obligations, capital markets, and financial services. A significant portion of Tim’s practice involves disputes and risk management for private investment funds (private equity, venture capital and hedge funds) and private credit vehicles. Tim serves as co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, co-head of Proskauer’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and co-head of the Private Equity and Hedge Fund Litigation team.

Recently, Tim has been highly involved in: SEC investigations of advisers to private equity funds and venture funds; control contests within advisers to private equity and venture capital funds; debt restructuring disputes on behalf of private credit funds and business development companies (BDCs); and litigation on behalf of two publicly-listed biotech companies against a hedge fund manager and a venture fund manager, respectively.

Tim is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, which notes his special focus on disputes involving funds, and he’s been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a litigation star in Massachusetts. In Best Lawyers in America, Tim’s clients lauded his experience, integrity, work ethic, communications and courtroom skills.

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