Thomas M. Byrne: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Thomas M. Byrne

Thomas M. Byrne
Phone404.853.8026

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Automotive
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Insurance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8026
404.853.8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Thomas-M-Byrne
 
University University of Notre Dame, A.B., cum laude
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude Articles Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
 
Admitted1981, Georgia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Chair, Evidence Study Committee - State Bar of Georgia (2008-2011)
Vice Chair, Evidence Study Committee - State Bar of Georgia (2003-2007)
Member, Governing Committee, Conference on Consumer Finance Law
fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Legal Committee, Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors

 
BornTroy, New York, August 19, 1956
 
Biography

Tom Byrne litigates complex business disputes, with a primary focus on the defense of consumer and policyholder class actions and creditors' rights litigation. His experience ranges from arguing in the Supreme Court of the United States to first chairing jury trials in four states. He served as lead counsel in more than 100 putative class actions. Tom regularly represents secured lenders and other parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and related litigation.

Tom joined Sutherland in 1982 after completing clerkships with the Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the Honorable Morey L. Sear of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Selected Experience
Sutherland client prevails in U.S. Supreme Court.
Sutherland defends auto lender in fair lending class actions.
Sutherland successfully defends insurer in “gap coverage” case.

Awards and Rankings

National Law Journal Appellate Lawyer of the Week (May 28, 2013)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation (2008-2015), litigation - real estate (2012-2015) and litigation - banking & finance (2012-2015)

Selected as a Georgia Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2015)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2008-2013)

Clerkships
•Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
•Honorable Morey L. Sear, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

 
ISLN908617768
 

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Call Answered (The First Ring): FCC Issues Sweeping Package of Declaration Rulings on TCPA Petitions
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Phillip E. Stano, June 19, 2015
In its most significant action on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) since its revised TCPA rules took effect in late 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a package of declaratory rulings resolving almost two dozen petitions seeking clarification on TCPA issues....

Please Hold, Someone Will Be With You Shortly: FCC Action on Pending TCPA Petitions Expected Soon
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Phillip E. Stano, June 1, 2015
Following on the heels of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s stinging comments imploring the agency to address a backlog of petitions requesting clarification of its Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on May 27 that he is...

Call Answered: Supreme Court to Decide if Offer of Judgment Moots TCPA Class Action and Scope of Gov’t Contractor Liability
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Phillip E. Stano, May 22, 2015
On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez,1 a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. The case raises two related questions that are the source of frequent litigation and circuit conflict in class actions: (1) whether a Federal Rule of Civil...



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Thomas M. Byrne

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996




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