Timothy R. DonovanTimothy Donovan Clark Hill
Timothy R. Donovan
Timothy Donovan is Senior Counsel in Clark Hill's Corporate practice group. Tim is an accomplished, innovative professional with a unique breadth of experience and over 30 years of leadership in both legal and operational environments. He has led companies through their most complex M&A, financing and other transactions, including an $18 billion bankruptcy restructuring that resulted in the creation of a public real estate investment trust. Tim’s experience includes 18 years as an independent director of a Chicago-based Nasdaq-listed company, business unit leadership at Tenneco, a large Chicago-based publicly traded manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket automotive parts, Chair of the corporate and securities practice at a major Chicago-based law firm, and early background as a tax lawyer at the IRS District Counsel’s office in Chicago.
Prior to Clark Hill, Tim was the GC of three publicly traded companies, including most recently one of the world’s most diversified hospitality, entertainment and gaming companies in the world. Tim’s legal and operational experience have extended internationally throughout his career. While serving as the GC of Tenneco, he was also the GM of that company’s manufacturing and other business operations in South America (Brazil and Argentina) and Asia/Pacific (India, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China, Australia, and New Zealand) for four years. Timothy has done joint ventures (both forming and then managing) in Japan, China, India, Thailand, the UK, and several other countries, and he has also led M&A deals in China, Hong Kong, Macau, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and other countries in Europe.
Timothy was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of America’s top 50 general counsels in 2014 and was selected by Corporate Counsel Magazine in 2013 as leading one of the four best legal departments in the country.