Overview

As a partner in the Pittsburgh office and co-chair of the firm's Corporate & Internal Investigations practice 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 who spent over a decade as a partner at a major, international law firm, 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, natural gas, logistics, telecommunications, manufacturing, coatings, aviation and transportation. He also has conducted internal investigations incident to allegations of corporate misconduct, challenged the application of novel science 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. Prior to entering private practice, Tom served as a law clerk to the Honorable William D. Hutchinson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe School of Law  (J.D., 1992)
    • Law Review, Business Editor
  • The College of William and Mary  (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin