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Thomas M. Trucksess

Senior Associate
Northern Virginia

Thomas M. Trucksess

Experienced in helping clients navigate business disputes and complex commercial litigation, Tom Trucksess advocates for favorable outcomes while advancing his clients' business objectives. Tom understands that disputes and litigation must be analyzed in the context of a client's overall business, and takes pride in working with his clients to achieve this goal.

Tom has represented major health insurers in actions ranging from nationwide class action and multi-district litigation to individual coverage disputes in state court. Tom also regularly represents clients from a wide range of other industries in commercial litigation matters spanning many areas of substantive law, including antitrust, real and intellectual property rights, disputes arising out of commercial contracts, employment disputes, and claims arising under federal and state law. Tom has experience in state and federal court matters throughout the United States.

Representative experience

Counsel to multiple BCBS health plans in multi-district class-action litigation challenging trademark license agreements under antitrust laws.

Successful defense of state student loan authority in False Claims Act dispute, including on appeal to the Fourth Circuit.

Successful defense of two REITs accused of breaching a right of first offer in connection with a US$1.4bn real estate portfolio transaction.

Successful defense of publically traded corporation in actions in the Eastern District of Virginia for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Successful representation of government contractor in breach of subcontract dispute in Virginia state court.

Successful pro bono representation of individual in state court action seeking a writ of mandamus under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008
  • B.S., University of Richmond, 2000

Memberships

  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
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