Timothy P. Harkness


  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Editor: Tim, you have conducted internal investigations for clients in the U.S. and overseas. Why does your role as a litigator equip you uniquely to perform an internal investigation?
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2007
    Editor: Please give our readers a snapshot of your background and experience. Harkness: I am a litigator at Kramer Levin. Over the years I have represented individuals, companies, auditors and audit committees in complex financial fraud cases, typically ones involving accounting irregularities, ranging from Enron and, most recently, the Parmalat case,...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The government "let its zeal get in the way of its judgment" and "violated the Constitution it is sworn to defend." These are the words of District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan who declared on June 26, 2006 in U.S. v. Stein that KPMG's decision to stop advancing legal fees for its indicted or "uncooperative" employees was the direct result of...