Jennifer Tomsen: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jennifer Tomsen

Shareholder
Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone713.374.3610

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3610
Fax: 713.754.6610
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Jennifer-Tomsen
 
University Cornell University, B.S., Biology, 1992; The Ohio State University, M.S., Environmental Communications, 1994; The Ohio State University, Ph.D., Environmental Policy, 1997; Moot Court Board; Order of the Coif
 
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002; Editor-in-Chief, Duke's Alaska Law Review
 
Admitted2003, Florida; 2008, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Co-Coordinator, GT Houston Pro Bono Program
•Council Member, HBA Securities Litigation and Arbitration Law Section
•Member, 2015 Nominating Committee
•Co-Chair, Law Advisory Board, Children at Risk
•Advisory Board Member, Tahirih Justice Center
•Founding Member, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Houston Advisory Committee
•fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, State Bar of Texas
•Member, Houston Bar Association
•Member, Florida Bar Association
•Member, Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
•Member, HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee
•Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Section

 
Born1966
 
Biography

Jennifer Tomsen focuses her practice on litigation, including commercial and securities litigation in state and federal courts and securities arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She has represented broker-dealers in a wide variety of customer-member and member-member disputes, employment, and regulatory matters involving claims of common law and statutory fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, unauthorized trading, and violations of SRO rules. Her experience includes defending directors and officers in securities class actions and other litigation, and representing special litigation committees in shareholder derivative suits. Jennifer has also represented corporations, banks, title insurance companies, and directors and officers in a wide variety of disputes and adversary proceedings, including those involving claims of products liability, toxic torts, breach of contract, misappropriation, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices, Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and collective action, and other claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including independent contractor misclassification and overtime claims.

Areas of Concentration

•Commercial litigation
•Securities arbitration, litigation, employment, and regulatory matters
•Environmental litigation

Awards & Recognition

•Selected, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, KIND (Kids In Need of Defense), October 2012

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Panelist, Financial Literacy Presentation, Aging Out of Foster Care Program, Houston Alumni and Youth (HAY) Center, Houston, TX, February 7, 2015
•Panelist, Representing Unaccompanied Minors 101, ABA Midyear Meeting, Houston, TX, February 6, 2015
•Featured, Statewide Need is Great for Pro Bono Legal Work on Border Crisis, The Texas Lawbook, July 22, 2014
•Speaker, Crowdfunding Update: The SEC's Slow-Motion Implementation of the Next Tsunami of Securities Litigation, Houston Bar Association (HBA) Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section Program, Houston, TX, May 13, 2014
•Co-Author, Recent Developments in Nanotechnology Standards, Nanotechnology Law & Business, Vol. 10.2, Winter 2013
•Co-Author, Shale Gas in Asia: Significant Reserves, Substantial Changes, Bloomberg Law, October 23, 2013
•Co-Author, Insights from the 2013 SIFMA San Francisco Regional Conference, GT Alert, August 6, 2013
•Author, When SEC Subpoenas Are Too Close for Comfort to Litigation, Law360, November 6, 2012
•Co-Author, Court Rules SEC Cannot Invoke Its Investigatory Powers to Circumvent Discovery Rules, GT Alert, October 11, 2012
•Co-Author, California Appeals Court Opinion Highlights Brokers' Ability to Seek Judicial Expungement on Equitable Grounds, GT Alert, September 7, 2012

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

06.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Elected Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation
04.23.15 KIND Honors Greenberg Traurig with Pro Bono Award
11.20.14 Greenberg Traurig's Jennifer Tomsen Appointed to KIND Houston Advisory Committee
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig's Environmental Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms' List
05.09.13 Greenberg Traurig Litigation Attorney Jennifer Tomsen Elected to the Securities Litigation and Arbitration Law Section Council
10.23.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jennifer Tomsen Selected 'Pro Bono Attorney of the Month' by KIND
02.10.12 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 19 Attorneys to Shareholder, 17 to Of Counsel

Published Articles

10.27.14 Statewide Need is Great for Pro Bono Legal Work on Border Crisis
12.31.13 Recent Developments in Nanotechnology Standards
10.23.13 Shale Gas in Asia: Significant Reserves, Substantial Changes
11.06.12 When SEC Subpoenas Are Too Close For Comfort To Litigation

Alerts

08.14.13 No Broker-Customer Relationship Absent a Direct Connection to Investment-Related Services Provided by the Brokerage Firm
08.06.13 Insights from the 2013 SIFMA San Francisco Regional Conference
02.14.13 Is the Would-Be Arbitration Claimant a Brokerage Firm 'Customer'? The Fourth Circuit Says Both 'Yes' and 'No'
10.11.12 Court Rules SEC Cannot Invoke Its Investigatory Powers to Circumvent Discovery Rules
09.07.12 California Appeals Court Opinion Highlights Brokers' Ability to Seek Judicial Expungement on Equitable Grounds
03.15.12 FINRA's Proposed Changes to BrokerCheck: Reinforcing the Notion that Every Firm and Advisor Should Routinely Verify That Publicly Available Information Accurately Reflects their Business
07.12.11 Texas Appeals Court Vacates Arbitration Award for Arbitrator's Failure to Disclose Relationship with Counsel

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented major broker-dealers and other securities industry participants in numerous arbitration hearings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange). Defended companies and broker-dealers in employment matters, including gender and race discrimination, defamation and constructive discharge. Defended investment firms in scores of customer arbitrations involving allegations of research analyst conflicts of interest. Defended a major investment firm in significant cases involving stock options brought by former WorldCom employees. Defended major investment firms in customer arbitrations involving a variety of securities, including high-yield bond funds, corporate bonds, and preferred stocks.
 
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Office Information

Jennifer Tomsen

1000 Louisiana, Suite 1700
HoustonTX 77002




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