Thomas M. Buchanan

Washington, DC Office Co-Managing Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Thomas M. Buchanan

Thomas M. Buchanan

Washington, DC Office Co-Managing Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Thomas M. Buchanan, Partner
Tom Buchanan is the managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office; head of the litigation practice group in the Washington, D.C. office; co-head of the firm's FCPA practice; and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on complex civil and white collar criminal litigation. He has tried more than 30 jury trials and argued dozens of appeals in federal courts around the country.

Notable representations include representing former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski along with partner Dan Webb in his criminal prosecution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; serving as co-counsel for the Commissioner of Baseball in his investigation of Pete Rose; and representing several Army Colonels involved in Special Operations in federal court and Military Courts-Martial.

Prior to going into private practice in 1984, Mr. Buchanan was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. He worked in that office for about four years, during which time he handled hundreds of criminal investigations, including numerous high profile white collar crimes involving bank fraud, procurement fraud, public corruption, espionage, bribery, and others. He tried dozens of criminal jury trials before all of the judges of the court and argued numerous appeals to the Fourth Circuit.

While in private practice, Mr. Buchanan has concentrated on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense work, including securities class action litigation, health care fraud, qui tam actions, SEC enforcement work, FCPA, and internal investigations for corporations and/or their Board of Directors or Audit Committees. He has represented numerous individuals and major corporations in litigation and internal investigations around the country.

Some of Mr. Buchanan’s clients include: Boeing, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Northrop Grumman, Morgan Stanley, Gateway, Regions Bank, AmSouth, Ford Motor Co., Morgan Keegan, ALAS, Legg Mason, Medquist, and Applied Bank. Recent representations by Mr. Buchanan include: handling several international FCPA investigations for multinational corporations; obtaining a $276 million judgment for Meritor Savings Bank, at one time the oldest savings bank in the country, from the United States for breach of contract; successfully representing the chief investment officer of a major mutual fund in an investigation by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the SEC; successfully represented Medquist, a New Jersey corporation, in investigations by the DOJ and SEC, four class actions alleging securities fraud, and several qui tam actions; obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a qui tam relator against a major hospital based on allegations of fraud in billings and certifications relating to medical services; successfully represented the founder of a major brokerage institution in an insider trading case; successfully represented the President and CEO of the largest community bank in Florida in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney and FDIC and in an ERISA class action; successfully represented a financial institution in an investigation by the FDIC, as well as multiple State Attorney General actions and class actions; obtained a not guilty jury verdict for a national law firm in a malpractice case.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Buchanan is frequently recognized as a top lawyer in the field of Litigation. Mr. Buchanan has been honored as a "litigation star" in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; as a Washington Super Lawyer for Business Litigation in 2012; and has been listed by Chambers USA.

Activities
Mr. Buchanan heads the litigation practice group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, serves as a member of the Executive Committee, and is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office.

Education
Mr. Buchanan received a B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Louis University in 1976 and received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1980.

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President at Saint Louis University

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Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the University & Chief of Staff at Saint Louis University

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Partner, Chicago Chicago Managing Partner & Chair of Appellate & Critical Motions Practice at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Thomas M. Buchanan
Washington, DC Office Co-Managing Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP
Education
BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1976
Career History
Washington, DC Office Co-Managing Partner
Current

Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Assistant United States Attorney in the Alexandria Division, Eastern District of Virginia
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The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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Awards & Honors
2013
Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - Litigation Star
2012
Washington Super Lawyers - Business Litigation
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Events
Speaker
Winston & Strawn London - Enhancing Effective Compliance Procedures in the Aerospace and Defence Sector

Speaker
ALM's 8th Annual Corporate Counsel West Coast Conference

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