Thomas F. Howley

Associate

New York
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Overview

Tom Howley is a litigator and business advisor whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, class actions, and consumer protection. He is results-oriented and has a keen ability to make complex issues seem simple. With significant experience as a litigator and a former judicial clerk, Tom seamlessly navigates clients through disputes, never losing sight of their ultimate goals.

Select Experience

  • Defended nationally-recognized sweepstakes and marketing company in advertising class action alleging violations of the CAN-SPAM Act, DMPEA, and New York consumer protection statutes.
  • Represented public technology company in litigation involving breach of a software development agreement, fraud, and other business torts.
  • Represented technology-driven supply chain solutions company in commercial contract litigation.
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Experience

  • Defended nationally-recognized sweepstakes and marketing company in advertising class action alleging violations of the CAN-SPAM Act, DMPEA, and New York consumer protection statutes.
  • Represented public technology company in litigation involving breach of a software development agreement, fraud, and other business torts.
  • Represented technology-driven supply chain solutions company in commercial contract litigation.
  • Drafted cease-and-desist letters and takedown notices on behalf of major digital media company.
  • Assisted in trial preparation for defense of healthcare companies in qui tam action alleging violations of the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act.
  • Member of the litigation team representing Irving H. Picard, the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Council
  • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce
  • New York City Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Conducted and defended numerous depositions as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department.

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable James Orenstein, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2015 to 2016)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Frederic Block, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2014)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable James C. Francis IV, United States District Court, Southern District of New York (2013)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 2014; cum laude; Visual Scholarship Editor, New York Law School Law Review
  • B.S., Skidmore College, 2010