Tom Wakefield joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate in the litigation department. Before joining the firm, Tom was a law clerk to the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. During law school, Tom served as a senior editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and worked as a student lawyer for clients in constitutional disputes.
Tom’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in a variety of sectors, with an emphasis on data security. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.
- Representing national restaurant chain in defending against consumer and financial-institution claims arising from a data-security incident.
- Representing national grocery chain in defending consumer claims arising from a data-security incident.
- Representing technology company in defending against various federal securities allegations.
- Representing independent directors of a healthcare company as the company responds private lawsuits that allege undisclosed product defects and mislabeling.
- Representing citizens and organizations challenging a state’s voter-registration deadline under the state’s constitution.
- Co-author, “City Suits: The Next Frontier of Data Breach Actions,” The New York Law Journal (February 21, 2018)