Timothy Browne Collier

TIMOTHY BROWNE COLLIER is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Defense Group and focuses on white collar defense, corporate compliance issues, and governmental investigations.  In his practice, Mr. Collier’s draws upon his significant experience in both civil and criminal law.

Before joining Archer, Mr. Collier was a prosecutor in the Montgomery County (PA) District Attorney’s Office where he gained extensive experience investigating and prosecuting both financial and organized crime.  In his role as a trial attorney, Mr. Collier served as first chair counsel in trials before juries and judges and brought dozens of cases to verdict.  His experience as a financial crimes prosecutor not only touched upon offenses such as fraud, forgery and theft but also dealt with complex embezzlement and laundering schemes.  As a senior prosecutor, Mr. Collier also dealt with multi-defendant, multi-jurisdiction organized crime rings that necessitated working with various law enforcement agencies across state lines.  Prior to leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Collier was selected by the District Attorney to create one of Montgomery County’s two vertical prosecution units, where he worked in tandem with patrol officers, detectives and command staff to identify crime patterns and aggressively prosecute high-profile criminal actors for firearms and narcotics offenses.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Collier began his legal career as an associate at a global law firm where he focused his practice on commercial litigation and corporate investigations.  In his role as an associate, Mr. Collier participated in large-scale internal investigations in order to identify potential wrongdoing.  Examples include investigating a large urban school district on behalf of state regulators to scrutinize testing irregularities and representing a multi-national bank to ensure compliance in their foreclosure practices.  Mr. Collier also represented institutional clients in complex civil matters in a variety of statutory contexts, including defending large corporations against corporate whistleblowers in qui tam matters and actions brought under the Anti-kickback Statute.  He also represented institutional clients in actions such as breach of contract and shareholder derivative suits.

Mr. Collier attended Temple University School of Law where he was recognized for his advocacy skills on numerous occasions, receiving the Victor A. Jaczun Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy and being a Barrister Award winner for Outstanding Trial Advocacy.  Mr. Collier is fluent in Spanish having lived in Tijuana, Mexico as a volunteer for a year after graduating from Fordham University.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Victor A. Jaczun Award (Temple University)



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