Tom is an experienced attorney who regularly serves as outside general counsel and national coordinating counsel for his clients. He provides strategic and legal counseling to clients concerning legal risk mitigation strategies across multiple subject areas ranging from commercial and contract issues to product development and privacy issues. Tom also regularly partners with executives, product managers and engineers to develop and implement results-oriented solutions to address a variety of legal issues across multiple jurisdictions.
As part of his practice, Tom actively manages a national litigation portfolio and has been integral in the implementation of successful litigation management and dispute resolution strategies for his clients. He has also advised those clients on a wide range of pre-litigation and litigation issues related to company operations. Tom has also successfully tried cases in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country. He has significant experience with the defense of commercial, product liability, employment and catastrophic personal injury litigation.
Tom has lectured on a variety of topics related to risk assessment, compliance initiatives and employment issues to business executives, operations and business teams, and in-house counsel throughout the country. He has served on the Alumni Board of Northwestern University and the University of the Pacific. He has also served on the Parent Advisory Council for the University of Alabama. Tom is licensed to practice in California, Illinois, Washington and the United States Supreme Court.