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PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Thomas Laughlin’s practice focuses on securities class action, shareholder derivative, ERISA and other complex commercial litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Cornwell v. Credit Suisse, No. 08-3758 (S.D.N.Y.) (securities settlement of $70 million); and Rubenstein v. Oilsands Quest Inc., No. 11-1288 (S.D.N.Y.) (securities settlement of $10.235 million)
  • Plymouth County Contributory Ret. Sys. v. Hassan, No. 08-1022 (D.N.J.) (corporate governance reform); and Garcia v. Carrion, No. 09-1507 (D.P.R.) (corporate governance reform)
  • Significant appellate experience, having represented clients in connection with several appellate victories, including Cottrell v. Duke, 737 F.3d 1238 (8th Cir. 2013); Westmoreland County Employee Retir. Sys. v. Parkinson, 727 F.3d 719 (7th Cir. 2013); Pfeil v. State Street Bank and Trust Co., 671 F.3d 585 (6th Cir. 2012); and King v. VeriFone Holdings, Inc., 12 A.3d 1140 (Del. Supr. 2011)
  • Co-chair of a 13-day bench trial in Bankers’ Bank Northeast v. Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, LLC, No. 12-cv-00127 (D. Me.).
  • Represented a consortium of 10 community banks asserting negligence and professional malpractice claims against the former officers and directors of a bank and its auditor in connection with an $18 million loan made to that bank in September 2008. Conducted the cross-examination of all three witnesses from the defendant’s auditing firm and the direct examination of plaintiff’s auditing expert. The parties to the action succeeded in resolving the action after trial.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of the New York Bar 

ADMISSIONS

  • Admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
  • Yale University (B.A. History, cum laude, 2001)

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California