University of Virginia, School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2001
London School of Economics
1997 – 1998
University of South Carolina
B.A. International Relations, Phi Beta Kappa
With regard to his corporate and transactional background, Tom has advised businesses, financial institutions and individuals across multiple industries, including technology, finance, real estate, fashion, film, and music. For his clients, he often negotiates M&A arrangements, complicated licensing agreements, commercial leases and other contracts, and advises on big-picture business decisions such as joint ventures, fund-raising, business combinations and exit strategies.
As for litigation, Tom has been actively engaged in civil matters involving securities, derivative products, and other complex financial instruments. He has handled cases involving a broad spectrum of substantive legal issues, including antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, reinsurance, fraud, piercing the corporate veil, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment matters at various levels, as well as federal securities law. With experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including sophisticated fact and expert discovery, he has had a prominent role in a number of complex trials and arbitrations.