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Tom Watts

Associate

Overview

Tom Watts focuses on antitrust, consumer protection, and other complex civil litigation.

Before joining the firm, Tom clerked for the Honorable Jane Roth on the Third Circuit and the Honorable Robert McDonald of the Maryland Court of Appeals, assisting in a wide variety of appellate and state supreme court matters.

Tom earned a J.D. and master of public policy magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School in 2015. During law school, he gained experience in litigation, appeals, and policy advocacy by interning with the Department of Justice’s Civil Appellate Section, Santa Clara County’s Impact Litigation and Social Justice Section, and Public Advocates, among others.

Tom received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, with High Distinction in General Scholarship. He double-majored in Classical Languages, in which he received High Honors, and Astrophysics, for which he was the undergraduate commencement speaker.

Clerkships

  • Judicial clerk for Judge Jane Roth on the Third Circuit
  • Judicial clerk for Judge Robert McDonald of the Maryland Court of Appeals

Education

J.D./M.P.P., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School

B.A., High Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley

Admissions

  • California
  • Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Experience

In re Restasis
Representing end-payers in a case against Allergan for unlawfully monopolizing the market for Restasis, a dry-eye treatment.

CalSTRS v. Allergan
Representing CalSTRS in a case against Allergan for securities fraud relating to competition in the market for generic pharmaceuticals.

Larson v. John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Representing a class of life insurance policyholders in a case against John Hancock for improper overcharges.

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