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OVERVIEW

Thomas Haskins
Partner

Dallas, Albany

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201
90 State St.
Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207

P 214-258-4111

F 214-258-4199

OVERVIEW

Thomas Haskins
Partner

Dallas, Albany

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201
90 State St.
Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207

P 214-258-4111

F 214-258-4199

Thomas Haskins advises businesses and individuals on a broad spectrum of commercial law issues. Major corporations value the breadth and depth of Thomas’ advocacy experience and business know-how, while entrepreneurs and early-stage companies seek out his counsel on both transactional and litigation matters.

OVERVIEW

Thomas Haskins Partner

Dallas

Albany

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201
90 State St.
Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207

P : 214-258-4111

Thomas Haskins advises businesses and individuals on a broad spectrum of commercial law issues. Major corporations value the breadth and depth of Thomas’ advocacy experience and business know-how, while entrepreneurs and early-stage companies seek out his counsel on both transactional and litigation matters.

As a trial litigator with experience in domestic and international litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Thomas has successfully handled commercial matters and white collar criminal defense covering a wide array of industries. He advises on international arbitration, antitrust regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions litigation, labor disputes, securities litigation and intellectual property claims.

Thomas’ experience ranges from multibillion dollar mergers and acquisitions disputes, to SEC enforcement actions and construction litigation. He has handled matters concerning, among other things, nuclear technology, software licensing, purchase accounting and partnership formation. In every matter that Thomas is involved, he remains focused on his client’s desired outcome, developing a strategy that not only has the best chance of succeeding, but also mitigates his client’s downside risks.

In addition to his work with major corporate entities, Thomas counsels entrepreneurs and growing companies on the challenges faced by emerging businesses, advising them on the best position for long-term growth and success. Thomas offers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship, allowing him to blend transactional and litigation insights when advising early-stage companies.

Thomas spent his early career with a foremost international law firm advising on compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control programs and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. As a result, he is well-situated to handle large, complex litigations and investigations, and has resolved such matters for several of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions.

Thomas represents business clients from a variety of industries, a sampling of which includes real estate, financial services, technology, manufacturing and retail. Whether in litigation or serving as transactional counsel, Thomas takes the time to understand what each client actually needs, and how the matter at hand or litigation claim fits into the overall business strategy. He presents his clients with viable paths to realizing the right result, including potential outcomes and cost. Thomas is dedicated to keeping his clients in the loop at every turn, incorporating their feedback into all decisions.

Thomas led several sessions at the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. He spoke about formation and funding issues for successful start-ups, intellectual property basics for start-up companies, and how to avoid costly disputes as an early-stage company.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member, Bryan’s House

Member, Men’s Advocacy Group for New Friends New Life

Honors

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2018
EXPERIENCE
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a compressed natural gas (CNG) services company in its formation and funding activities. The attorney advised on issues related to corporate structure and contractual relationships with third parties. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a financial advisory services corporation in usury analysis of previous contracts, as well as usury corrective activities. The attorney analyzed previously executed loan agreements and devised a strategy to allow for enforcement of those agreements without exposing the client to liability for the usurious contracts. The client ultimately received a judgment for the amount it sought under the agreements. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a group of restaurant workers who brought suit against their former employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After the owners of the restaurant improperly induced the workers to settle their claims without counsel or court involvement, the clients were able to get the settlement agreements nullified by the court. After defeating the restaurant’s motion to dismiss, the clients received a favorable, and court-approved, settlement. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a large bank in litigation brought by a large creditor alleging failure to disclose material information to investors regarding a bankrupt fund. The client obtained summary judgment upon showing that the investors would have been in the same position as they ultimately were even if the allegedly withheld information had been disclosed. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a large international exchange in antitrust regulatory compliance in connection with a complex cross-border merger. The client conducted extensive fact discovery and information sharing with the government related to the proposed deal. The merger was ultimately approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a large technology and defense contractor in a breach of contract arbitration with a food irradiation company. The issue boiled down to the defense contractor’s expertise and ability to create a cutting edge nuclear technology, which the food irradiation company claimed could not be done. After a week-long arbitration hearing, including detailed testimony on nuclear technology, the client received an award for the full amount it was seeking. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a major defense contractor in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice into issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and federal arms regulations. After extensive interaction with the Department of Justice, the client entered into a favorable plea agreement and engaged a compliance monitor. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a major German bank in relation to securities issued through various Delaware entities. The bank was sued by investors claiming that the securities were to be given certain preferential treatment by the bank. The attorney devised a strategy to combat the claims and was successful in ultimately reducing the bank’s exposure. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a major international technology company conducting cross-border internal investigation related to contracts with foreign governments. The investigation concerned potentially improper payments and benefits provided to family members of a member of a foreign government. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a real estate investment entity in litigation against the operating partners of a profitable oil and gas servicing company. The investors suspected foul play on the part of the operating partners and brought suit. The Barnes & Thornburg attorney successfully procured a temporary restraining order on behalf of the investors, giving them control over the companies’ funds and, following the depositions of the operating partners by the attorney, procured a favorable settlement that resulted in the departure and replacement of the operating partners. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented an anesthesiology group in litigation brought against it for tortious interference with an employee contract. The employee at issue left a prior employer for non-payment and joined with the client anesthesiologist. The prior employer brought suit. After discovery and immediately prior to dispositive motions being filed, the former employer dropped the suit against the anesthesiologist and agreed to pay a portion of its fees. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented one of the world’s largest banks in suits in Texas and New York state court to recover funds loaned to hedge funds through standard form contracts and complex derivatives vehicles. The funds claimed that the bank could not recover as a result of the financial crisis, rendering any damage claim moot. After discovery and a favorable summary judgment ruling, the bank received a favorable settlement on the eve of trial. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented the audit committee of a large financial institution in proceedings brought by a litigation trust following the bankruptcy of that institution. The trust alleged that the audit committee breached its fiduciary duties by not disclosing certain deals to investors and to the public. Within eight months of the case being filed, it was settled with a favorable outcome for the members of the audit committee. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
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