Timm Schowalter, CIPP/US

Shareholder in St. Louis, MO

As an active member of our Labor and Employment Team, Timm brings over 20 years of litigation experience in representing employers and insurers throughout the United States in all facets of labor and employment matters. Timm provides an aggressive yet cost-effective defense for companies of all sizes in single action and class action employment litigation matters, including:

  • Employment discrimination and retaliation claims arising under Missouri and Illinois Human Rights Acts
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  •  National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Timm also leads our Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk Management Team. Timm has earned the esteemed designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a global organization dedicated to advancing the privacy and data protection industry. In his role, Timm coordinates and directs the establishment of cybersecurity multidisciplinary services by assisting clients in numerous industries in developing comprehensive strategies to address:

  • Protection of trade secrets, intellectual property and proprietary information
  • Information management and data privacy/security
  • Data breach risks and multidisciplinary responses to data breaches
  • Avoiding potential privacy claims and liabilities
  • Compliance with all relevant state, federal and international privacy laws

Timm represents individuals and organizations in complex litigation involving:

  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
  • Computer tampering
  • Copyright and trademark infringement
  • Civil claims and government enforcement actions under specific privacy laws, such as GDPR (EU), FCRA, GLBA, FIRREA, Dodd-Frank, FACTA, HIPAA/HITECH, GINA, FERPA, CAN-SPAM and VPPA, and state data breach notification and disposal laws

Timm’s primary goal for clients is litigation avoidance and to that end he works closely with clients in developing and implementing cost-effective employment, labor, and information management/privacy programs to ensure compliance with international, federal, and state employment and privacy laws. In doing so, Timm handles clients’ day-to-day legal needs including:

  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Information management and data privacy/security programs
  • Privacy policies and notices
  • Third-party/vendor cybersecurity agreements
  • GDPR contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, and codes of conduct
  • Privacy and data breach notices
  • Personnel policies
  • Employee handbooks
  • Comprehensive in-house training and compliance programs

Timm also represents employers with their labor/union matters, including designing and implementing effective union avoidance and organizing campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, strike preparation assistance and defeating secondary boycotts. He also has a broad range of experience in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, union arbitrations, obtaining state and federal court injunctions, and defending ERISA multi-employer pension claims and audits.

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Employment Litigation Business Strategies & Advice Labor & Employment Counseling Cybersecurity & Privacy Risk Management Arbitration & Mediation Shareholder Litigation

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