Timothy Rank

Adjunct Faculty; Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Criminal Chief

Timothy Rank is an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Criminal Chief overseeing the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.  Mr. Rank prosecutes cases involving complex financial fraud, public corruption, and cybercrime.  Mr. Rank is also a Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator and the National Security Cybercrime Specialist for the Minnesota US Attorney’s Office. 

Prior to joining the US Attorney’s Office in 2004, Mr. Rank was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota and Manager of the Criminal Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, where he prosecuted felonies in counties throughout the state of Minnesota, primarily in the areas of homicide, major narcotics offenses, and Internet crimes against children.  Mr. Rank worked for the Attorney General’s Office from 1998 to 2004. 

Mr. Rank started his legal career with the Minneapolis law firm Faegre & Benson, where he worked in the Business Litigation Section from 1994 to 1998.

Mr. Rank is a magna cum laude graduate of both the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as an Editor on the Law Review.  He was a law clerk to the Honorable Will Garwood on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1993 to 1994.

J.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., University of Minnesota

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 858 - 01 White Collar Crime& Compliance - - W - - - - 1805 - 2000 MSL 334

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1805 - 2000


MSL 334

Course Registration Number:

23121 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours


Kimberly A. Svendsen, Timothy C. Rank

This course will expose each student to key types of white collar offenses within the context of a focus on ethics and compliance, all through learning how to investigate, prosecute, and defend white collar cases, as well as how to prevent or minimize such cases in any organization. Topics may include conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, bribery and computer and internet fraud, and money laundering. Guest speakers will participate on a regular basis. A critical component of the course will be experiential learning.

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