Timothy Elliott Flanigan (b. May 16, 1953 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia) is an American lawyer and politician.
On May 24, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated him as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the #2 position in the Department of Justice. On October 7, 2005, his name was withdrawn from consideration. He was replaced by Paul McNulty.
Flanigan obtained his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (where he met his wife Katie Flanigan) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. He was a clerk for Chief Justice Warren Burger from 1985 to 1986. During the administration of President George H. W. Bush, he worked at the Department of Justice as assistant attorney general for the office of Legal Counsel, from 1990 to 1992. During the administration of President George W. Bush, he served as deputy to attorney Alberto Gonzales at the White House, until December 2002. In that role, Mr. Flanigan was a principal legal advisor for the president, the attorney general, and the heads of the executive branch agencies.
Prior to Mr. Flanigan's appointment to the George W. Bush White House, he was a partner at White & Case, where he concentrated on white-collar criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Flanigan is now a partner at McGuireWoods where his practice focuses on international transactions and government investigations.
Flanigan left his job as White House Deputy Counsel in December 2002, to work as General Counsel, Corporate and International Law, at Tyco International.
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