Tom is the senior member of the firm's Antitrust, Competition & Distribution practice. He has broad antitrust, dealer termination and unfair competition litigation and arbitration experience, and he advises manufacturing clients on substantive antitrust and distribution matters, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in international distribution networks.
Tom is a member of the Ohio State Bar and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice before state trial and appellate courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin and in 21 U.S. District Courts. He has represented clients under investigation by the United States Department of Justice and the Ohio Attorney General for violation of antitrust laws and clients charged with violation of antitrust laws by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.
Tom has guided clients through complex product distribution issues, from realignment of dealer networks, to withdrawal from markets, to formulating domestic and international distribution strategies, to drafting dealer, distributor and agency agreements across a wide range of industries. His clients include manufacturers of both capital and consumer goods.
Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as a law clerk to Judge Myron H. Bright, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, from 1974 to 1975.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1974
Harvard University, A.M., 1972
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1970, Phi Beta Kappa
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