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

•Board Member and Vice Chair, Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section

•Co-Coordinator, GT Houston Pro Bono Program

•Council Member, HBA Securities Litigation and Arbitration Law Section

•Law Advisory Board Member, Children at Risk

•Board Member, Tahirih Justice Center

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Florida Bar Association

•Member, Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court

•Member, HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee

•Member, Houston Bar Association

•Member, State Bar of Texas

•Planning Committee Member, 2014 DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar

•Volunteer, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Kids in Need of Defense

•Volunteer Tutor, B.C. Elmore Middle School

 
Born1966
 
Biography

Jennifer Tomsen focuses her practice on litigation, including commercial, securities, and environmental 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, 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, and breach of fiduciary duty, and collective action claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Areas of Concentration

•Commercial litigation

•Securities arbitration, litigation 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

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

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 21 Attorneys to Shareholder, 18 to Of Counsel

Published Articles

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 CasesRepresented major broker-dealers in numerous arbitration hearings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange).; 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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