Profile

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

Tom litigates cases in state and federal courts in diverse matters including contract and business disputes, corporate governance, eminent domain, state licensing, and health care. Tom also advocates 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 compliance with U.S. privacy and data breach notification laws. Tom is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and 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 and his wife reside in York with their baby boy and 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

PUBLICATIONS

June 29, 2018 - Sweeping Privacy Legislation Hits the United States
McNees Privacy & Data Security Alert

June 14, 2018 - IT'S NOT TOO LATE: We can help your business comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
McNees Privacy & Data Security Alert

March 13, 2018 - GDPR IS HERE: HOW EU PRIVACY REGULATIONS IMPACT U.S. BUSINESSES

December 1, 2017 - Removing Human Drivers - Anticipating changes to automobile insurance coverage
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

May 31, 2017 - GDPR is Coming: Is Your Business Ready?
McNees Privacy & Data Security Alert

May 19, 2017 - Avoiding Consumer Class Actions after Spokeo

April 3, 2017 - Pennsylvania Jury Returns First Verdict Under Defend Trade Secrets Act
Litigation News

March 15, 2017 - Three Lessons All Companies Can Learn from the Data Breaches that Cost Yahoo $350 Million
McNees Privacy & Data Security Alert

March 8, 2017 - Cybersecurity Threats Facing the Trucking Industry, Penntrux
PA Motor Truck Association

October 5, 2016 - New York’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations Impose New Compliance Requirements on Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies

August 1, 2016 - If Your Company Receives EU Citizens’ Personal Data, Privacy Shield Self-Certification Is Now Open – And the Clock is Ticking on Compliance Grace Period

May 26, 2016 - Big Shifts in EU Data Privacy Law: New privacy regulations abroad will have major consequences for U.S. companies
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

October 30, 2015 - EU Court invalidates privacy ‘Safe Harbor’ – what does it mean for your business abroad?