Tom has a diverse civil and commercial litigation practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, professional liability, and business litigation. Tom serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group, on the firm’s Management Committee, and is the firm's Managing Partner.
Tom’s employment practice focuses on advising and representing employers on a broad range of matters, including employment policies and procedures, drafting and negotiating employment and separation agreements, defending wrongful termination, sexual harassment and other discrimination claims, as well as the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. Tom also advises executives in connection with the negotiation of employment and separation agreements. Finally, Tom regularly advises companies on regulatory compliance and represents those companies when they are pursued by state and federal authorities for non-compliance.
In the area of professional liability defense, Tom primarily represents attorneys in the defense of malpractice claims and in matters before the Board of Bar Overseers. Tom also lectures on developments in legal and medical professional liability defense.In 2007, Tom was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Advisory Board. He was re-appointed in 2015 by Governor Charlie Baker and continues to serve as Chair of the MCAD Advisory Board.