Based in Freshfields’ Washington office, Tom appears regularly before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, representing clients in Hart-Scott-Rodino Act reviews of mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients in civil and criminal antitrust investigations of alleged anticompetitive conduct.
Clients in a number of industries – including aerospace, aggregates, agriculture, air cargo, biotechnology, defence, health care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, private equity, telecommunications and stock exchange – rely on Tom’s broad expertise on a full range of antitrust issues, including intellectual property agreements, distribution arrangements, joint ventures and competitor collaborations, and premerger notification requirements in the US and abroad.
Tom has advised London Stock Exchange on its acquisition of Russell Investments; Intel on its acquisition of Altera; Wincor Nixdorf AG on its merger with Diebold Inc.; Cinven Limited in connection with its sale of Avio S.p.A. to General Electric; Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in a criminal antitrust investigation by the US Department of Justice; Assa Abloy in connection with the multi-jurisdictional review of its acquisition of Albany Door Systems; and a number of clients on multi-jurisdictional investigations and US civil litigation in the benchmark, foreign exchange and financial services industries.
Tom actively participates in the American Bar Association’s leadership. He is vice chair of the pricing conduct committee and editor of the ABA antitrust section’s practice guide on Proving Antitrust Damages (2nd edition).
Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as antitrust counsel at Intel Corporation. He was educated at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan Law School. Tom is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and the District of Columbia.
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