Tom is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses primarily on regulatory and complex commercial litigation, with special emphasis on disputes involving regulatory compliance, health care, and commercial contracts. In 2013 Tom was named to the National Law Journal Chicago’s “40 Under 40” list.
Tom has served as lead trial counsel for the defense in a significant commercial dispute, obtaining dismissal of all claims against his client, and represented plaintiffs in a month-long RICO trial, obtaining a multi-million dollar jury verdict. His practice also involves conducting internal investigations in the health care and technology sectors, as well as providing counseling and compliance in regulatory and risk management issues.
In addition, Tom serves as the outside General Counsel for Interfaith Youth Core, and writes regularly about religion in America. His writing has been featured in Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, and on National Public Radio, and he has created numerous television segments about religion and American life. He is the author of All That's Holy: A Young Guy, an Old Car, and the Search for God in America (2003).
Tom has been selected as an Illinois Rising Star, Business Litigation, each year from 2010 to the present. He was a 2009 Leadership Greater Chicago fellow, and part of the Emerging Leaders program of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs from 2009-2011.