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Tom is the Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice and has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of commercial disputes involving securities and complex financial transactions. Tom’s practice is focused on representing clients in litigation arising under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, opt-out cases, fiduciary duty and derivative litigation, state blue sky litigation, shareholder activism, debtholders litigation, structured finance litigation with a focus on mortgage-backed securities, litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, and other complex litigation.
He has obtained significant victories and recoveries, including representing institutional investors in federal securities law actions arising from disclosures at Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (n/k/a VEREIT Inc.), Barrick Gold Corporation, and Ocwen Financial Corporation. Tom recently defeated a motion to dismiss in a multimillion-dollar securities fraud case and represented a high net worth financial institution in a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of shareholders of TerraForm Power Inc. He represents Appaloosa Investment Limited Partnership I in a highly contested CMBS matter and successfully argued before the Second Circuit an appeal relating to that matter. Tom applied his keen analytical skills to successfully argue in the First Department of New York’s Appellate Division on behalf of holders of bonds issued by Global A&T Electronics (GATE), obtaining reinstatement of the bondholders’ claims that the company breached its agreement with creditors.
Tom regularly litigates in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, California, Florida, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions all over the United States. He has an active pro bono practice and sits on the board of North Star Academy.