Timothy J. MacFall

Partner

Timothy J. MacFall has more than twenty-five years of securities class action legal experience and works out of the New York office of Rigrodsky & Long.

Legal Experience

Mr. MacFall is a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. MacFall served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Narcotics Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. In 1987, he joined the United States Immigration & Naturalization Service as a Trial Attorney in the Alien Criminal Apprehension Program. Mr. MacFall was subsequently cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division. From 1988 to 1992, he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As a government attorney, Mr. MacFall tried numerous cases to verdict and argued more than a dozen cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Since joining Rigrodsky & Long in April 2009, Mr. MacFall has served as Co-Lead Counsel in In re Nevsun Resources Ltd., Case No. 1:12-cv-01845-PGG (S.D.N.Y.) ($5,995,000.00 cash settlement), and as Lead Counsel in Yang v. Focus Media Holding Ltd., Case No. 1:11-cv-09051-CM (S.D.N.Y.) ($3,700,000.00 cash settlement). Mr. MacFall is also presently serving as one of the Co-Interim Class Counsel in In re HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Debit Card Overdraft Fee Litig., Case No. 2:13-md-02451-ADS-AKT (E.D.N.Y.).  In addition, as one of plaintiff’s counsel, he had significant involvement in In re Evergreen Ultra Short Opportunities Fund Secs. Litig., Case No. 1:08-cv-11064-NMG (D. Mass. 2008) ($25 million cash settlement).

Among the other securities class action cases in which Mr. MacFall has had significant involvement are: In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 1:04-cv-08144-CM (S.D.N.Y. 2009) ($400 million cash settlement); In re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Sec. Litig., Case No. 04-374-JAP (D.N.J. 2008) (minimum value to the class of U.S. shareholders of $130 million, with a potential value of more than $180 million, in addition to a $350 million European settlement for which the U.S. litigation was recognized as a “substantial factor”); In re Cigna Corp. Sec. Litig., Case No. 2:02-cv-08088-MMB (E.D. Pa. 2006) ($93 million cash settlement); In re Taser Int’l, Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 2:05-cv-00115-SRB (D. Ariz. 2006) ($20 million cash settlement); In re Terayon Commc’n Sys., Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 3:00-cv-1967-MHP (N.D. Cal. 2006) ($15 million cash settlement); In re Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 1:01-cv-09919-DLC (S.D.N.Y. 2002) ($7.5 million cash settlement); In re Turnstone Sys., Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 4:01-cv-01256-SBA (N.D. Cal. 2003) ($7 million cash settlement); In re NCI Bldg. Sys., Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 4:01-cv-01280 (S.D. Tex. 2004) ($7 million cash settlement); In re The St. Paul Cos., Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 0:02-cv-03825-PAM-RLE (D. Minn. 2004) ($6.3 million cash settlement); In re Sipex Corp. Sec. Litig., Case No. 3:05-cv-00392-WHA (N.D. Cal. 2006) ($6 million cash settlement); In re Telik, Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 1:07-cv-04819-CM (S.D.N.Y. 2008) ($5 million cash settlement); and In re Fidelity Holdings Sec. Litig., Case No. 1:00-cv-05078-VVP (E.D.N.Y. 2003) ($4.45 million cash settlement).

Mr. MacFall was included in New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition for 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Office:

New York
T: (516) 683-3516

Education

  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, cum laude
  • Brooklyn Law School

Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit