Specializing in securities opt-out work and debtholders' rights matters, Tom is a keen analyst and experienced litigator known for his ability to develop the substantive strategies and arguments that turn client losses into recoveries.
A full service litigator who handles everything from drafting complaints to arguing motions and handling trial and appellate work in state and federal courts, Tom has litigated numerous complex cases in the past few years. Tom's notable recent securities cases include representation of 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. He recently tried a shareholder appraisal action on behalf of former shareholders of CKx Inc., the owner of American Idol and other entertainment brands, in Delaware Court of Chancery. He also recently represented Appaloosa Investment Limited Partnership I in a sharply contested shareholder derivative suit in Delaware Chancery Court, on behalf of shareholders of TerraForm Power Inc., seeking to block an allegedly unfair related-party transaction.
In the debtholder rights space, Tom recently argued in the First Department of New York's Appellate Division on behalf of holders of bonds issued by Global A&T Electronics (GATE), successfully obtaining reinstatement of the bondholders' claims that the company breached its agreements with creditors. Additionally, in New Jersey state court, Tom successfully represented companies affiliated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America in a suit brought to recover damages for misconduct in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities.