A zealous advocate, Tommy represents the firm’s clients in litigating intellectual property and Internet-related disputes, as well as securing their intellectual property rights by prosecuting trademark and copyright applications from start to finish.
Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Tommy gained extensive litigation experience at a boutique Chicago firm focusing on intellectual property, privacy, and business disputes. Tommy’s litigation experience includes representing clients in complex copyright and trademark disputes, victims of revenge porn, and website developers in complex business disputes involving a host of litigants, both domestic and foreign. In addition to his private sector experience, Tommy acquired a broad skillset of litigation strategies while defending the federal government as a clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, along with assisting in the civil prosecution of violations of municipal and state laws and regulations at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.
Tommy received his J.D. with a specialization certificate in law and technology from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. During law school, Tommy gained unique insight into the workings of the judicial system by externing for the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, Tommy served as an articles editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, as well as the co-editor of the Journal’s symposium on intellectual property protections for computer programs. In his last year of law school, Tommy co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Internet Archive and other libraries and archives, urging the Second Circuit to find that the recording, indexing, and making available of television broadcasts constitutes fair use under federal copyright law.
Tommy is licensed to practice in California and Illinois, and is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He speaks four languages and—in addition to keeping up with the latest tech news and IP developments—enjoys outdoor adventures, cooking and eating gourmet cuisine, and travelling the world.