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Thomas J. Fleming

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  • Tom has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation since 2020.
  • Since 2007, Tom has been consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service.


J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude, 1978

  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law

B.A., Brandeis University, summa cum laude, 1975

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of NY, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals & U.S. District Court, D.C., 1980
  • New York, 1979

Thomas J. Fleming is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in commercial litigation in the state and federal courts of New York and around the country.

For over 25 years, Tom has served as lead counsel in dozens of trials and handled a wide variety of complex matters, resulting in over 50 reported decisions, including numerous federal appeals. He has extensive experience in representing clients in the capital markets, including cases involving complex financial instruments and contests for corporate control. He also has served as lead counsel in several of the most significant reported cases involving the proxy laws. He also maintains an active practice before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), where he has served as an arbitrator in complex securities matters.

Tom is a co-author of the LexisNexis New York Commercial Litigation Guide, a practical, task-oriented guide to various topics in commercial litigation that clearly explains how to analyze, resolve, and/or litigate the issues that can arise at every stage of a commercial dispute, from the basic corporate structures to complex questions of law, evidentiary matters, procedure and strategy.

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New York County Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

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