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Thomas S. Jones

Pittsburgh
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  • 6 PPG Place
    Suite 830
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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As a partner in Porter Wright’s Litigation group, Tom brings 25 years of experience in complex litigation and trial work with an emphasis in securities litigation, board-level disputes and corporate investigations, as well as arbitration and trial experience gained from serving a range of global and domestic clients in a variety of matters.

A seasoned litigator, Tom has served as the lead or co-lead attorney in a number of trial matters, arbitrations and evidentiary hearings. He has served as counsel in dozens of litigation matters, including such areas as corporate acquisition, securities fraud, shareholder and derivative actions, energy, appellate, qui tam, toxic torts, valuation and disposition of securities and commercial disputes.

Tom has represented clients across many industries, including education, energy, logistics, telecommunications, manufacturing, coatings, aviation and transportation. He also has conducted internal investigations incident to allegations of corporate misconduct, applied novel science extensively in the courtroom and served as counsel of record in appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and in multiple United States Courts of Appeals.

Representative Matters

  • Represented proprietary education company in defense of case asserting $51 billion loss.
  • Obtained $126 million trial verdict on behalf of telecommunications company incident to sale of enterprise.
  • Represented executive officers in sale of majority interests in $25 million medical education company with respect to disposition transaction.
  • Obtained dismissal of multiple derivative cases under Pennsylvania law alleging mismanagement of publicly-traded entity.
  • Obtained dismissal of securities fraud action on preliminary motions alleging violations of federal securities law.
  • Successfully represented oil and gas producer in defense of challenge to operations and issuance of zoning permits.
  • Won an injunction freeing a client who had been kept in solitary confinement for 36 years.
  • Acted as counsel of record in 35 securities fraud, derivative and corporate governance matters.
  • Represented international coatings manufacturer in matters relating to claims of toxic exposure to heavy metals.
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