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Thomas T. Cummins

Northern Virginia

Thomas T. Cummins

Experienced in helping clients navigate complex commercial litigation, Tom Cummins works with clients to advance their case while furthering their broader goals. Tom regularly assists clients in cybersecurity, corporate governance, and all manner of business disputes. Pairing vigorous advocacy with a practical client-service approach, Tom has successfully represented clients in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.

Tom clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ludington, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Honorable Michael F. Devine, Circuit Court of Fairfax, Virginia. While in law school at George Mason, Tom was an articles editor of the George Mason Law Review.

Tom is also a founding editor of the Journal of Legal Metrics, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to empirical legal studies, which has become a leading source for promising, unconventional works of quantitative legal analysis.

Representative Experience

Representation of a Fortune 50 company in consumer data breach investigation and related multidistrict litigation, shareholder litigation, and regulatory investigations.

Representation of a Fortune 50 company in investigation and response to international data privacy breach.

Representation of a healthcare transcription company in a state court putative class action alleging patient health data breach.

Representation of a special litigation committee of publicly traded REIT in investigation and response to a series of shareholder lawsuits and arbitrations.

Representation of a public company in a series of shareholder lawsuits challenging merger and acquisition.

Representation of a public company in a series of shareholder lawsuits challenging restatements of income.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., with honors, National Louis University, 2007


  • Senior Editor, Journal of Legal Metrics

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Code Words

5 Journal of Law 89

Published Works

Appellate Review III - October 2012 Term and Counting

4 Journal of Law 385

Published Works

Web 2.0 in the Federal Courts

3 Journal of Law 31

Published Works

Appellate Review II – October Term 2011

3 Journal of Law 37

Published Works

Appellate Review

2 Journal of Law 59

Published Works

Shute: The Math is Off

8 Journal of Law, Economics, & Policy 1
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