Thomas (“Tom”) McInerney, the Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, has extensive employment litigation experience in complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on class actions, multi-plaintiff cases, and trade secret and other complex business disputes. He has tried to verdict several cases in both state and federal courts, and represents clients in a wide-range of fields, including technology, financial services, insurance, construction, energy/utility, healthcare, transportation and logistics, and personal services.
Tom’s expertise is in dealing with complex or novel issues, including sex and race discrimination and harassment, wage and hour class actions, alleged theft of trade secrets, and breach of contract. Tom also has significant experience in appellate matters, including litigating cases in the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Arbitrations and mediations are also a large part of Tom’s practice. Tom has assisted clients in developing arbitration and mediation programs, and he has represented a wide variety of clients in these alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Tom brings a practical business perspective to his practice, formed in part by his experience working with large, medium-size, and small business clients throughout California and elsewhere. Tom also serves on the Ogletree Deakins Management and Pro Bono Committees. Prior to joining the firm he was a labor and employment partner with another national law firm. Tom is also very active in the local San Francisco Bay Area community, and is an elected official in Marin County, California.