Timothy Wilkins is the Global Partner for Client Sustainability at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. In this role, Wilkins leads the firm’s sustainability practice, advising clients on regulatory, litigation and transactional issues related to environmental, social and governance matters. Tim has taught as an Adjunct Professor of International Law and Negotiations at Hunter College. He is a frequent lecturer at law schools and business conferences on the topic of sustainability.

Prior to taking his current role at the firm, Wilkins served as a corporate partner, maintaining a cross-border mergers and acquisition practice in New York and Tokyo. Previously, he also served as a Ford Fellow at the International Peace Academy, an NGO think-tank on international peacekeeping missions.
Wilkins is a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude), Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, where he was awarded the Ford Foundation Fellowship in Public International Law. Tim has been selected as a Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive by EMpower in 2021 and 2020.

Wilkins is also active in several social justice and nonprofit organizations. He currently serves as the Chair of the New York Public Radio Board and previously was appointed by Mayor de Blasio to the Board of Directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and served as the Chair of the Governance Committee. He formerly served as a Trustee of the Public Theater and the New York City Bar Association Fund.