Tom James practices out of the firm’s New York Office, where he prosecutes corporate governance and fiduciary duty litigation on behalf of the firm's institutional investor clients.
Tom is currently prosecuting a number of high-profile stockholder litigations, including In re Pivotal Software, Inc. Stockholders' Litigation, In re Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. Merger Litigation, and In re AVX Corporation Stockholders' Litigation. Tom was a key member of the trial teams in In re CVR Refining, LP Unitholder Litigation and The Williams Companies Stockholder Litigation.
Among other of his recoveries, Tom has been a key member of teams prosecuting a number of the firm’s most significant litigations, including:
- The Williams Companies Stockholder Litigation: obtained permanent injunction against stockholder rights plan following expedited post-trial opinion, affirmed on appeal
- Fire and Police Retiree Health Care Fund, San Antonio, et al. v. Smith, et al. (Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.): settlement consisting of $20.5 million cash payment, $5 million dedicated by the Board to implement corporate governance measures, and cancellation of an individual defendant’s stock awards
- In re Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. Litigation: settlement consisting of a $12 million cash payment and significant non-monetary benefits
Before joining the firm, Tom was a securities litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he, among other things, represented clients in corporate governance, appraisal, and securities actions. Before joining Weil, Tom clerked for Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the Boston College Law Review.