Tom is affiliated with the firm's Washington, D.C. and Miami offices, and is a member of the firm's intellectual property and complex commercial litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, Tom engaged in private practice with prominent law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City. As a litigator and patent prosecutor, Tom has participated in matters involving a wide range of electronic and mechanical technologies.
Tom served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as law clerk to the Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In addition to holding law degrees from Harvard Law School and New York Law School, Tom was a doctoral fellow at Columbia University School of Law, researcher at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School, special projects editor for the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & the Arts, and senior editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and assisted Professor Laurence Tribe on numerous academic, advisory and appellate matters.
Tom is a former professor of legal writing at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has written numerous articles published in major law journals. His publications have been cited in at least 100 law-review articles, treatises and court briefs, and in at least one judicial opinion (of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).