Timothy K. Beeken is a counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Mr. Beeken, who became Managing Attorney in 2002, is responsible for providing risk management, knowledge management and quality control for the firm’s litigation matters, including consulting on questions of court practices and procedures; managing the service, receipt and filing of submissions to courts and other tribunals; and overseeing the maintenance of dockets and litigation, corporate and trademark diaries. He also plays a substantial role in oversight of the firm's legal assistants and conflicts staff.

Prior to becoming Managing Attorney, Mr. Beeken focused on accounting litigation and a variety of other types of commercial disputes after joining Debevoise in 1991.

Mr. Beeken is admitted to appear before the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. District for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second and D.C. Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is actively involved in the New York City–based Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association Inc. (Executive Committee 2004–2012; Executive Board 2012–present; Newsletter Committee 2002–present; Secretary 2012–2014; Treasurer 2014–2016, 2020–present; President 2016–2018; Rules Committee chair 2010–2016, 2018–present) and a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (Supreme Court Committee 2012–present), for which he is an editor of the annually published Attorneys’ Guide to Civil Practice in the New York County Supreme Court.

Mr. Beeken received his B.A. in English (with Honors) from Haverford College in 1983 and his J.D. from Columbia in 1991, where he was a Stone Scholar, a member of the Journal of Environmental Law, an editorial assistant to Professor E. Allan Farnsworth, a research assistant to Professor Henry Paul Monaghan and an intern in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Leonard B. Sand, Southern District of New York.


  • Columbia Law School, 1991, J.D.
  • Haverford College, 1983, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York