Timothy Singhel (b. Aug. 12, 1970) is an American businessman, attorney, and corporate leader. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the College of William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in History from New York’s Colgate University.
Timothy Singhel was born in New York and grew up on Long Island. He says his desire to be an attorney had its genesis in his middle school years, when he realized he had an innate love for helping people ferret out, discuss, and resolve conflict. His attention remained focused on the law and after high school graduation, believing that he must first pursue a classical liberal arts education in order to hone his critical thinking skills, enrolled in Colgate University in 1988 to study history. While attending Colgate, Timothy Singhel excelled academically and graduated at the top of his class, but is equally proud of his community involvement and desire to give back, exemplified by his leadership of a local Cub Scout Pack and membership in Konosioni, Colgate’s senior service honor society.
In 1992, Timothy Singhel began his legal studies at the College of William and Mary Law School. He quickly took an interest in legal writing and became a member of the William and Mary Law Review, serving as editor his third year. Singhel also participated in the school’s National Trial Competition Team as a board officer.
In 1995, Timothy Singhel began a court clerkship under the Hon. James C. Turk. In 1996, he moved on to clerk under Judge Clyde H. Hamilton on the US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in Columbia, South Carolina. These clerkships were wonderful experiences, getting to see the inner workings of the judicial system. It was during this time that Timothy Singhel met his wife Beverly.
Beverly and Timothy Singhel were married in 1999 and have three wonderful children together. The couple is active in their church, serving on a number of different ministries and Singhel works closely with the other men of the parish as a Brother in the Knights of Columbus.
Timothy Singhel is a role model for the young men in his community, serving his sons’ Boy Scout Troop as an Assistant Scoutmaster. He enjoys spending time outdoors and says watching his children mature into young adults has been one of the greatest blessing of his life.
Timothy Singhel decided long before college graduation that he did not want the focus of his career to be solely on commercial trial litigation. Rather, he wanted to be more of a trusted partner, advising companies about avoiding or settling court conflict whenever possible and advancing their business interests. After his clerkships, Singhel went on to enjoy a successful career in business law both in private practice and in-house, focusing on labor and employment law, corporate compliance and commercial contract negotiation.
In 1997, Timothy Singhel became an associate at Rains & Pogrebin in New York. In 2000, Timothy Singhel moved to Holland & Knight, a global law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 22 US offices where he became a Senior Counsel. Singhel provided advice and counsel for both domestic and international companies and nonprofits. He worked alongside leaders from Fortune 100 companies as well as small family-owned private businesses. Timothy Singhel played an important role, helping his clients navigate through traditional labor law, wage and hour law, trade secrets/intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, unfair competition, and corporate compliance. At both firms, Timothy Singhel also represented employer interests as principal point of contact in NLRB hearings, state and federal court litigation, arbitrations, grievances, and negotiations.
In 2006, Timothy Singhel relocated to Minnesota where he joined the staff of Covalence Specialty Materials (later Berry Plastics) as Chief Labor and Employment Law Counsel and Associate General Counsel. In 2008, Timothy Singhel left Berry Plastics and wanted to expand his legal expertise so he focused his attention on healthcare compliance consulting and commercial contract negotiation, principally in the medical device field. For the next three years, Singhel provided sustainable legal solutions to companies including McQuay International, St. Jude Medical, and Medtronic.
In 2011, Timothy Singhel was offered the role of Associate General Counsel at Franklin, Tennessee-based Noranda. Singhel served as an enterprise leader for the company in many areas, including procurement and logistics, HR compliance and policy development, labor and employee relations, litigation management, and corporate governance. Timothy Singhel also played a key role as a member of Noranda’s HR and EH&S leadership teams. He forged relationships with company leaders to ensure the success and advancement of Noranda’s business. In addition, Timothy Singhel served as the company’s Compliance Officer, successfully overhauling the outdated HIPAA compliance program and implementing many other key compliance initiatives.
Timothy Singhel has extensive experience in building corporate systems, developing and implementing labor relations and negotiation programs, and leading employee health and safety initiatives both in-house and private practice. He is described by colleagues as a collaborative team builder, creative problem solver and skilled strategic planner.