Timothy J. Levy
Vice President and Corporate Counsel

Informed by a history in corporate law, Tim works with Safeguard's deal team, supervising legal processes and providing legal assistance to Safeguard's partner companies.

At Safeguard, Tim works with our healthcare and technology deal teams, supervising legal processes around deploying capital into new and existing partner companies. In addition, Tim assists our partner companies in a variety of areas including employment, executive compensation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, intellectual property and debt financing.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Tim was an associate in the Reston, Virginia office of Cooley LLP, where his practice consisted of general business and corporate law matters, with an emphasis on representing emerging growth life sciences and technology companies and their investors. Previously, Tim was an associate at Shaw Pittman LLP in Tysons Corner, VA and Arent Fox PLLC in Washington, DC.

In 1997, Tim co-founded VarsityBooks.com Inc., a leading online supplier of textbooks to college and high school students. The company went public and changed its name to The Varsity Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTY) in 2000, and was acquired by Follett Corporation, a $2.3 billion privately-held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. In 2003, Tim co-founded The K-12 Group Inc. a leading provider of products and services to parents, students and teachers in grades K-12, that was acquired by School Tool BoxTM, which offers convenient, affordable supplies to PTA/PTOs and school districts alike in hundreds of school districts across the country.

Tim graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English and received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics. Following law school, Tim served as a law clerk to the Hon. William A. Dreier, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey.