Tom Wallerstein is a high-stakes commercial litigator whose practice focuses on trade secrets and non-competes; intellectual property disputes; partnership, founder, and stock/equity disputes; and other complex commercial litigation. Tom routinely appears in court and has first-chair trial experience in state and federal courts in California, Delaware, and elsewhere. He is also skilled at advocating for his clients in complex arbitration proceedings, as is evident from his leadership of a trial team that recently won an arbitration award in excess of $100 million.
Tom began his career in Philadelphia working on a number of high-profile litigation matters, including representing two Philadelphia mayors and conducting a federal jury trial. He later joined a global litigation firm, where he served as lead attorney on a number of cases where the amount at stake reached into the tens of millions of dollars. Before joining Venable to help launch its San Francisco office, Tom was the founding and managing partner of a Silicon Valley litigation boutique firm.