Wade A. Thomson

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

Wade A. Thomson

Wade A. Thomson

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

Biography

Wade A. Thomson is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. He has significant experience in high-stakes commercial disputes and government investigations around the world, practicing out of both the Chicago and London offices.

Mr. Thomson has been recognized as one of the “40 Under Forty” lawyers in Illinois and as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers.

In particular, Mr. Thomson has substantial experience in complex contract disputes across industries and fora, including international arbitrations and domestic courts. He has served as an arbitrator for municipal court disputes.

Mr. Thomson works closely with the firm’s Investigation, Compliance and Defense Practice and has significant experience with internal and government investigations, including preparing submissions, presentations and witnesses for the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of State, the Securities and Exchange Commission, grand juries and gaming commissions. Mr. Thomson has counseled many companies in Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act matters and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist.

Mr. Thomson also has extensive experience in matters involving the First Amendment and media law. In particular, he has successfully defended media clients in numerous defamation and newsgathering matters. He has written extensively on media law issues.

Mr. Thomson is highly active in the civic community, including serving on several boards. He is a recent Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.

Mr. Thomson is a member of several firm committees, including the Pro Bono Committee, and has dedicated thousands of hours to pro bono representation in a wide variety of matters and received several awards for his work.

While not exhaustive, his recent pro bono results include:

* Obtaining asylum for over a dozen individuals, including several journalists from different countries who were persecuted because of their reporting, and children fleeing Central America.
* Obtaining a jury verdict of not guilty for a client charged with first-degree murder in a widely publicized case (click here for Chicago Tribune coverage).

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 2003
Attendee
Class of 2002
BA, cum laude
Memberships
Assistant Editor
Prior

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Career History
Partner
Current

Jenner & Block LLP provides corporate and litigation services. The company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Hiring Committee
Current
Member, Leadership Board
Current
Member, Evening Associates Board of Directors
Current
Member, Internet Law Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed
Awards & Honors
2004
Court Admission: US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
2004
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
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