Timothy Massad ’84 a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore has been appointed by the Obama Administration to be chief counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Massad joined the firm’s New York City office in 1984 and became a partner in 1992. He maintained a corporate practice specializing in general corporate representation and corporate finance. Recently, he served as special legal adviser to the congressional oversight panel for economic stabilization. He was formerly the vice chairman of the Norwalk, Connecticut Redevelopment Agency, appointed by Mayor Alex Knopp.

In his new position, he will help to improve financial market liquidity and promote market stabilization through TARP. As chief counsel, he will serve as the chief legal adviser to the assistant secretary of the Office of Financial Stability, with responsibilities for directing all the legal activities for TARP

In addition to his J.D. from Harvard Law School, Massad has an A.B. from Harvard College.