Profile

Tom practices primarily in the Litigation, Education Law, and Privacy & Data Security Practice Groups at McNees, and also belongs to the Injunction, Financial Services, and Corporate & Tax Practice Groups.

In his litigation practice, Tom assists clients litigating in state and federal courts in diverse matters including contract and business disputes, corporate governance, eminent domain, state licensing, and health care.  Tom’s experience includes the following:

  • Representing clients seeking, and defending against, injunctive relief in cases involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants.
  • Assisting commercial lenders and sellers of goods in obtaining and enforcing judgments against borrowers and purchasers in default.
  • Advocating for public schools during special education due process hearings.

In his privacy practice, Tom counsels clients on compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, the self-certification process under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, and data breach response. Tom is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee.

Prior to joining McNees, Tom attended the Boston University School of Law and served as a legal intern for Judge Joseph L. Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Cambridge Public Schools Office of Legal Counsel, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Tom was also a 2014 summer associate at McNees.  Before law school, Tom taught high school English in Philadelphia and worked in corporate sales at the Hershey Company.

A York County native, Tom remains active in the local community as a volunteer coach for the York Ice Hockey Club and Co-Chair of the York County Bar Association’s Mock Trial Committee.  Tom resides in York with his wife, their baby boy, and their canine companion.

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania State University, B.S., B.A., 2010, with honors and highest distinction

University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed., 2012

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2015, cum laude; Review of Banking & Financial Law, Executive Editor for Notes & Comments; Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division High School Mock Trial Competition, District Co-Coordinator for York and Adams Counties

Dauphin County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter

York County Bar Association

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2015

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2017

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania