Thomas Haskins Partner
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