Thomas Giblin is counsel in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department. His practice focuses primarily on securities litigation and white collar defense. He is also active in the firm's pro bono practice.
Mr. Giblin received his BS from Duke University in 2006, and his JD from Columbia University in 2009, where he was a James Kent scholar, and also served as a member of the editorial board of the Columbia Business Law Review. He has clerked for Judge Gary L. Lancaster, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, as well as judge Thomas P. Agresti, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Recent representative matters include:
- Obtaining dismissal at the pleading stage for issuers in the following federal securities class actions:
- In re Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., Securities Litig., 2018 WL 2081859 (S.D.N.Y. 2018)
- Dingee v. Wayfair Inc., 2016 WL 3017401 (S.D.N.Y. 2016)
- Advising and defending financial sector personnel in connection with multi-jurisdictional regulatory and antitrust investigations related to financial commodities trading
- Representing a large national accounting firm in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies, as well as related civil litigation
- Representing a high-profile subject of an insider trading investigation conducted by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
- Defending a major bank and its affiliates in connection with Madoff-related clawback litigations in multiple jurisdictions
- Representing a major investment bank in multiple civil litigations arising from the issuance and sale of mortgage-backed securities, including cases brought by investors and insurers
- Obtaining a favorable verdict on behalf of a small business owner, who was accused of violating labor laws, as lead trial counsel, and successfully arguing for affirmance by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, all on a pro bono basis