Thomas Urban II

Thomas and his firm are independent outside counsel who affiliate with Steimel Conner Law Group on discrete projects.  Mr. Urban is an alumni of the Williams & Connolly and King & Spalding Firms with extensive first chair experience in a wide variety of litigation.

Areas of Expertise:

  •     Mass Torts and Class Actions; pharmaceutical and toxic chemical torts actions

  •     Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  •     Civil, employment, racial discrimination, personal injury and business litigation

  •     Criminal investigation defense and mortgage fraud defense

  •     Trade secret counseling and litigation

  •     Real estate litigation

  •     Resolution and litigation of intra-corporate disputes involving boards and owners    

Education:

Doctor (J.D.), Georgetown University Law Center (magna cum laude) 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Texas A&M University, Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering major, U.S. Naval Academy, Member, 25th Color Company

Bar Admissions:

Virginia

District of Columbia

Texas (inactive)

West Virginia (inactive)

Licenses:

CIPP certified

Court Admissions: 

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals

        5th Circuit

U.S. District Courts

        District of Columbia

        Eastern District of Virginia

        Southern District of Texas

        U.S. Court of Federal Claims

        U.S. District Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Virginia

Publications: 

Associate Editor The Georgetown Law Journal

Co-author of the “Computer Crimes” chapter in Business and Legal Guide to Online and Internet Law (Glasser Legal Works 1997)

Numerous articles regarding computer crime law in National Law Journal and other publications

Significant Early Experience:

Hill Staff for  Senator Lloyd Bentsen

Judicial Clerkship, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section

 

Representative significant past client representations:

GE Aircraft Engines

Key contributor in national coordinating counsel representation of Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Southeast Toyota Distributors

USAA Insurance

Walter Steimel

 

Community Service Representation:

Former Outside General Counsel for The Washington Blade

Representation of children with disabilities in administrative actions

Representation of children with autism and related disorders

 

Exemplar representation:

Litigation

Complex mass tort and class actions representing plaintiffs involved with pharmaceuticals (Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra cases)

Toxic chemical exposure cases

Employment discrimination claims

RICO, qui tam (whistleblower), antitrust, and employment discrimination

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