Profile submitted by Thomas G McNeill
Represents Fortune 500, middle market and closely held companies and high net worth individuals in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including sale of a business and internal governance disputes, financial institution lending and private equity investment, financial statement litigation (including accounting firm defense), automotive supply and other industry contracts (and related business torts) and securities (including defense of class actions and SEC investigations), posting a 36-1 trial record.
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter (past President (2012-13, board member, 2008-14) and the national FBA’s Federal Litigation Section (Vice Chair and board member (2011-15); Chair, Advisory Panel to the Michigan Supreme Court on ESI and E-Discovery (2016-); Co-Chair, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Trial Demonstrations Skills Program (2015); Advisor to the Wayne County Circuit Court Business Court on practice procedures and guidelines (2014-); Panelist, “High Stakes Gambling Litigation” National Canadian Gaming Summit (2015); State Bar of Michigan, Fellow; Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, President of the Inn of Court (2013-15), Foundation board member; Oakland County Bar Association, Fellow; Michigan Appellate Defender Commission, member (appointed by the Governor, nominated by the Supreme Court, 2013-); U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee, Chair (2011).
Co-Author, Michigan Business Torts (2003 to present with annual updates), the State’s seminal text in the field; annual FBA presentation on Tips for Mastering Pre-Trial Investigation and Discovery (2009 to present); presenter at multiple trial skills demonstration programs; presenter at multiple E-Discovery and E-Data programs; presenter at multiple programs on non-competition agreements and related business torts.
JD, University of Virginia (1984), trial skills award, founder of the law school national softball tournament; BA, University of Notre Dame (1981), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.