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Timothy Broas (1979)

Partner at Holland & Hart


Timothy Broas is currently a Partner at Holland & Hart in Washington D.C. His practice focuses on international arbitration, international trade and compliance, government contracts, white collar defense, and commercial litigation.

Previously, Mr. Broas served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherland. He was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 6, 2014 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2014. While working as the Ambassador, Mr. Broas received the Distinguished Public Service Award for service to U.S. Navy as U.S. Ambassador in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Prior to his ambassadorship, Mr. Broas was a partner in the litigation department of the Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn, LLP. He was named in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America.

In 2010, President Obama appointed Mr. Broas to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Wilson Center, created by Congress in 1968, is a nonpartisan institute for advanced study and a neutral forum for open, serious, and informed dialogue among preeminent thinkers and policymakers.

Mr. Broas was named to the Board of Trustees of Partners in Health in 2012. He was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2011 and was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America in 2010. In 2005, Mr. Broas was appointed to the Board of Visitors of Mount Vernon by Virginia Governor Mark Warner and was reappointed in 2009 by Governor Tim Kaine.

Mr. Broas received an A.B., magna cum laude, in Economics and History from Boston College in 1976 and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1979.