Thomas E. L. Dewey
Tom Dewey is a commercial litigator whose practices emphasizes securities, international and intellectual property matters. For example, since co-founding Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky, Tom has won a defense verdict in the jury trial of a class action raising claims under the federal securities laws; successfully represented an investment bank in an arbitration concerning terrorism insurance; and served as co-counsel in a major biotechnology patent case. Tom has advised hedge funds and private equity firms on a variety of matters, including disputes with limited partners and corporate governance issues, and has represented major European and Asian companies in litigation and arbitration in the United States. He has also counseled individuals, firms and Boards of Directors in connection with internal and government investigations, including most recently investigations by the SEC and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.
Tom’s legal experience also includes practice as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he worked on cases involving claims ranging from monopolization of technology markets to publication of defamatory statements, including several significant jury trials, a New York Stock Exchange Arbitration and an International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration.
Before joining Cravath, Tom served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Tom is a 1991 magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Tom worked for two years as a foreign policy analyst in Washington, D.C. before attending law school. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Congressional Record, and he has been featured on CNN, Bloomberg and Fox News.
Tom received his A.B. in 1985 from Harvard College.