Tom Wakefield

Associate

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  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2015
  • BA, magna cum laude, Bowdoin College, 2010; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2016
  • Honorable John A. Woodcock Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Tom Wakefield

Associate

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. 

Experience

  • 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.

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