Tim Lynch is a government affairs expert who brings more than 15 years of experience working with federal officials at the highest levels of government. His background as a senior Congressional staffer, former federal prosecutor, and litigator have shaped expertise in developing and advancing public policy goals for private, public, and nonprofit stakeholders.
Tim joined The Raben Group after serving as Deputy General Counsel to the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland). In that role, he assisted Ranking Member Cummings and other Committee members in conducting oversight and investigations of both federal agencies and private sector companies. During his time on the Committee, Tim played significant roles in advising members on some of the most pressing IT challenges the country is facing today, including, cybersecurity, privacy, and artificial intelligence. Tim successfully led and managed the team responsible for investigating the cyberattack and data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, one of the largest breaches in U.S. government history. He also oversaw and developed policies and recommendations for improving IT security in the public and private sector.
Prior to his work in Congress, Tim served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. His experience as a federal prosecutor in one of the nation’s premier litigation offices honed his skills in crisis communications and management, advising senior management, advocating agency positions, and implementing policies. Among his successes as a prosecutor was his work in obtaining the New York Mets’ compliance with the Americans with Disability Act in the construction of Citi Field stadium.
Earlier in his career, Tim was a litigation associate at Paul Hastings LLP in New York. He earned a law degree from Hofstra University and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in political science from Seton Hall University.