- Professional Liability
- Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
|University ||Cambridge University, Study Abroad, 2007; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa, Eagleton Institute of Politics Associate, Boxley Fellow, Fall 2006|
|Law School||Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011 Dean's Merit Scholar, Charles Richter Scholar, Louis C. Portella Scholar Edwin and Helen Farrell Scholar; Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Pro Bono Award for Significant Service, Rutgers University Human Dignity Award Publication: Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy (Symposium/Staff Editor)|
|Admitted||2011, Pennsylvania; 2014, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2013, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2011, New Jersey|
Associations & Memberships
• Jagiellonian Law Society
• Philadelphia Bar Association
Tom is a member of the Professional Liability Department and has experience in a variety of labor and employment matters, ranging from proactive counseling to litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has defended all types of employment actions, including the defense of age, race, national origin, disability and gender discrimination, and retaliation claims, wrongful discharge claims and employment contract matters.
As well, Tom also provides advice regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. He develops and advances a litigation position and strategy based on a client's designated resources and ultimate goal. He utilizes effective, value-based litigation practices that are consistent with a client's business operations and work environment.
Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Savage of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo, a Presiding Judge in the New Jersey Appellate Division.
In 2011, Tom earned his juris doctor, and graduated cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law. While in law school, he was awarded with several prestigious scholarships and Pro Bono honors. Tom also held several important leadership positions, including executive board member for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and student bar association class representative. Prior to achieving his juris doctor, Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Rutgers College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Among his notable undergraduate achievements, Tom received the Rutgers Academic Excellence Award and was selected as an Eagleton Institute of Politics Associate and Boxley Fellow.
Year Joined Organization: 2013
|Reported Cases||Published Works: Plaintiff's Victory in Title VII Retaliation Cases Made More Difficult: The Expansion of But-For Causation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014|
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