Thomas J. Knecht focuses on representing investors in shareholder litigation, including class actions, corporate governance matters, and derivative litigation.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, he was a litigation associate at Choate Hall & Stewart in Boston. At Choate, he focused on commercial litigation, white-collar defense, securities regulation, and patent litigation.
During law school, Thomas was a member of Cornell’s Securities Law Clinic where he provided legal services to victims of investment fraud and advocated for public investors. After his first year of law school, he interned at the Special Prosecutions Unit at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he prosecuted white-collar crime, economic fraud, and related offenses. Thomas also participated in the New York State Attorney General Clinic. He assisted in the defense of claims, complaints, and petitions brought against the State of New York in both state and federal courts.
Thomas earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was the Senior Notes Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also holds an M.S.c. in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Connecticut.
Cornell Law School
London School of Economics
University of Connecticut
B.A., magna cum laude, 2011