Thomas Halpern is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Mayer Brown’s New York office. His practice includes representation of corporations, foreign and domestic, in a range of complex commercial disputes. Tom has experience representing financial institutions in litigation arising from the administration of residential mortgage-backed securities and billion-dollar debt facilities. Tom has also represented companies in contractual disputes, against alleged violations of securities laws, and conducting internal investigations. Tom has represented clients in all stages of litigation including drafting and responding to pleadings, fact and expert discovery, drafting and responding to dispositive motions, at trial, and on appeal.

Tom also maintains a robust pro bono practice where he has represented immigrants in removal actions brought by the United States. Tom has secured the cancellation of removal for multiple immigrants living here in the US. Tom also represents 501(c)(3) corporations in employment and regulatory disputes.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Tom received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and an executive editor of the Dispute Resolution Society. During his time at Fordham, Tom worked in the chambers of the Honorable Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College.


Boston College, BA

Fordham University School of Law, JD


  • New York