Thomas P. Cimino, Jr. joined Vedder Price in 1996 as a Shareholder. He is the current Chair of the Litigation practice area, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group.
Mr. Cimino has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder disputes, patent infringement and bankruptcy litigation. He has appeared in both state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S. and also has represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Cimino was a member of the firm of Phelan, Cahill and Quinlan, Ltd., in Chicago. He gained experience in a wide variety of complex cases, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and trademark and patent infringement.
Mr. Cimino has spoken about, and authored articles on, directors and officers liability issues, developments in securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence, and discovery of electronic data.
Mr. Cimino received a "BV Distinguished" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, he also was ranked in Chambers USA in the Illinois Litigation: General Commercial category and was selected for inclusion from 2009 to 2012 in Illinois Super Lawyers. In addition, Mr. Cimino has been selected by his peers from 2013 to 2014 as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation.