Tom Thompson is a litigation attorney with significant experience representing sophisticated clients in high profile disputes across the country, including parallel proceedings, class actions, multi-district litigation, catastrophic torts, and arbitrations. Tom's broad range of experience spans litigation and counseling on cutting edge insurance, accounting, and technology issues.
In the insurance industry, Tom has handled a wide range of matters for property and casualty insurers and reinsurers, including disputes arising from professional liabilities, extra-contractual liabilities and bad faith claims, surplus lines, retrospectively-rated and other loss-sensitive programs, and off-shore and on-shore captives. Tom advises on broker and MGA disputes, bankrupt insureds and insolvent insurers, excess insurers and drop down issues, rate regulations, statutory accounting, and aggregation issues. Clients regularly turn to Tom for complex coverage matters, class actions, regulatory investigations, and reinsurance arbitrations.
Tom also has significant experience representing issuers, auditors, and other professionals in shareholder derivative and securities actions and in responding to SEC investigations, where his experience with technology, data privacy and cybersecurity is frequently an asset. Tom is a frequent speaker and writer on technology and data privacy issues, and has handled cyber and trade secret investigations as well as disputes over technology acquisition and implementation.
Tom is a 2001 graduate, with honors, of the University of Montana School of Law, where he was an editor of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, and a magna cum laude graduate of Wabash College.