athomas@reedsmith.com

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Sandy is the Global Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chair of Reed Smith, a firm of more than 1,700 lawyers practicing in 27 offices in nine countries around the world. Previously, he was the Global Chair of Reed Smith's Litigation Department and served in a variety of other leadership roles within the firm.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading lawyers (2014, 2015).
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite as one of Virginia's best "Civil Litigation" attorneys for 2009.

Credentials

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut), B.A., with honors

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • State Supreme Court - Virginia

  • Virginia Information Technology Investment Board - Member, Board of Directors (2005-2008)
  • Virginia Innovative Technology Authority/Virginia Center for Innovative Technology – Member, Board of Directors (2003-2005)
  • Potomac Valley Bank/Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Company – Member, Board of Directors (2004-2007)

  • Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr., U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia