Tom is a Partner in the firm's Nashville office and has over 30 years experience representing business interests in securities, corporate and intellectual property disputes.
Tom represents broker-dealers and investment bankers in disputes from multi-district mutual-fund class actions to state-court jury trials on derivatives contracts, government enforcement actions, and constitutional challenges to municipal securities rules to customer arbitrations. He represents labels and artists in music copyright litigation over several multi-platinum rock and hip-hop albums, and manufacturers in product-configuration trademark and software interface infringement litigation.
In addition to disputed matters, Tom advises broker-dealers, municipal and investment advisors on regulatory and compliance matters, including FinTech, distributed ledger and other emerging technologies. He assists companies with internal investigations, regulatory and compliance matters. Tom has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), having tried scores of arbitrations, and sits as an arbitrator and Panel Chair for the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Tom is also a member of the firm’s Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Electronic Transactions Group.
As the pandemic and ancillary fallout continues, Tom is applying 30+ years of internal investigation, compliance and regulatory enforcement experience to these COVID-specific government actions and the false-statement, false-claims and related risks they pose.
Tom is an author and speaker on a number of legal matters. He is also a frequent contributor to Burr’s Securities Litigation Blog. To view Tom’s full list of publications and presentations, please click here.