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Thomas A. Doyle, Of Counsel / Chicago

Contact Information 312.261.6194
tad@wexlerwallace.com
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Tom, who is also a member of Thomas A. Doyle, Ltd., joined the firm in April 2012, as Of Counsel.  Tom focuses his practice on class action litigation, with most of his work in antitrust and employment litigation.  He is active in several of the firm’s antitrust class actions, including In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (16-cv-8637, N.D. Illinois) and In re Suboxone Antitrust Litigation (MDL 2445, E.D.Pa.).  He has litigated class actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States, recovering millions of dollars for his clients.  Tom has been able to pursue claims efficiently and effectively, helping large groups of people recover for injuries that they have suffered from unlawful conduct by others.  As a result of his work, he is often asked to lecture and write articles on topics relating to class litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution.

APPOINTED & REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS
Gomez v. PNC Bank, Case No. 12-cv-1274 (N.D. Ill.).  Tom was Lead Counsel for the plaintiff class in this class action filed on behalf of employees of PNC Bank, seeking compensation for unpaid overtime work.  The case alleged that the defendant had its employees work off-the-clock overtime hours at locations in Illinois, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and in violation of the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.  The Court certified the case as a class action, and the Court of Appeals affirmed that certification.  The parties reached a settlement, and class members were able to collect from a $1.5 million settlement fund.

In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1827 (N.D. Ca.).  Tom was part of the team of lawyers that represented the indirect purchaser plaintiffs, who brought claims to recover losses from price-fixing conduct in the market for LCD panels.  The indirect purchaser plaintiffs were end-users who bought either an LCD television, a notebook computer, or an LCD computer monitor.  The defendants were large multinational corporations that make and sell consumer electronic products.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants violated Section One of the Sherman Act and various state antitrust laws.  The parties reached settlements that total more than $1 billion.

In re TransUnion Corp. Privacy Litigation, MDL 1350 (N.D. Ill.).  Tom was Liaison Counsel for the plaintiffs in this MDL class action alleging that TransUnion violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in its use of information in consumer credit reports.  Following almost a decade of litigation, with extensive motion practice and multiple appeals, the case settled for $75 million.

Norman v. Salomon Smith Barney, Case No. 03-cv-4391 (S.D.N.Y.).  Tom was one of the Co-Lead Counsel for the plaintiffs in a class action brought by account holders at an investment bank.  The case alleged that the bank breached its fiduciary duties and breached its account agreement when it relied on flawed and self-serving research to select stocks for the plaintiffs’ accounts.  The case settled for more than $50 million.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice: Member of Forms Committee (2014)
  • American Bar Association: Co-Chair of the Committee on ADR, Sec. of Labor & Empl. Law (2010-2013); Sections of Antitrust and Litigation
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association: Member, Herman Kogan Media Awards Committee
  • Chicago Bar Foundation: Board of Directors (2006-2012); Lincoln Circle (2005-present); Grants Committee (2010-2012); Cy Pres Subcommittee (2009-present); Alumni Council to the Board of Directors (2015-2016)
  • Latinos Progresando: Board of Directors (2013-2015)

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & TEACHING

  • Panelist, “Careers in Labor & Employment Law,” 10th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference (ABA), Chicago, November, 2016
  • Author, “The All-Important Last Section of the Tyson Foods Opinion,” The Antitrust Lawyer (Federal Bar Association), Summer, 2016
  • Panelist, “Circuit Court Update,” Committee on ADR’s Mid-Winter Mtg. (ABA Sec.  of Labor and Employment Law), Palm Springs, CA, February 2015
  • Author, “Inadvertent Misstatements Regarding Citizenship: Immigration Law Sets Traps for the Unwary,” 27 DCBA Brief 2, at 32-35 (November, 2014)
  • Panelist, “The Design and Implementation of Workplace Civility and Workplace Bullying Policies and Collective Bargaining Provisions and the Use of ADR Processes,” Committee on ADR’s Mid-Winter Mtg. (ABA Sec. of Labor & Empl. Law), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 2014
  • Author, “Competing Concerns in Employment Litigation: How Courts Are Managing Discovery of an Employee’s Immigration Status,” 28 ABA J.Lab. & Emp.L. 405 (2013)
  • Panelist, “When Arbitration Has Collateral Consequences,” 15th Annual Spring Conference (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution), Chicago, IL, April 2013
  • Lecturer, 29th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, June 2012
  • Panelist, “The ‘Who Is the Client’ Dilemma,” Committee on ADR’s Mid-Winter Mtg. (ABA Sec. of Labor & Empl. Law), Panama City, Panama, February, 2012
  • Author, “Residual Funds and the Administration of Settlements in Illinois Class Actions,” IICLE Class Action Flashpoints, December, 2011
  •  Co-Author, ABA Hot Topic: AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, May 12, 2011
  • Moderator, “Negotiation Ethics in ADR,” Committee on ADR’s Mid-Winter Mtg. (ABA Sec. of Labor & Empl. Law), Los Cabos, Mexico, February, 2011
  • Author, “Residual Funds in Class Action Settlements: Using Cy Pres Awards to Promote Access to Justice,” 57 The Federal Lawyer 6, at 26-29 (July, 2010)
  • Co-Author, ABA Hot Topic: Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v AnimalFeeds Int’l, Corp., June 21, 2010
  • Panelist, “Emerging Ethical Issues in ADR,” Committee on ADR’s Mid-Winter Mtg. (ABA Sec. of Labor & Empl. Law), San Juan, Puerto Rico, February, 2010
  • Author, “Protecting Nonparty Class Members in Class Arbitrations,” 25 ABA J.Lab. & Emp.L. 25 (2009)

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1990
  • B.S., Bradley University, 1987