Tim Feely

General Counsel

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Tim serves as the General Counsel of ellipse.  He joined the Company after working for more than a decade in the legal department of Oberthur Technologies SA (now known as Idemia). He began his career at Oberthur as the General Counsel for the Americas region and then was elevated to the Group General Counsel responsible for the global legal affairs of the entire organization.


While at Oberthur, Tim gained extensive Fintech experience through structured complex agreements and technology licenses with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, chip suppliers, payment card networks (such as MasterCard, Visa and Discover), and payment processors (including First Data and Square). Tim first met and worked together with ellipse CEO Cyril Lalo when Oberthur acquired his company NagraID Security in 2014.


Tim possesses over 20 years of broad-based experience in the practice of law, from a private to General Counsel for a DC-based government and public affairs firm.  At ellipse he is a trusted legal advisor and business partner with experience in diverse businesses with a global reach.  His expertise extends beyond commercial law and includes human resources and labor issues, internal investigations, compliance, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property.