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Thomas P. Fitzgerald

Partner in Chicago

Chairman, Winston & Strawn

Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Northern District of Illinois

Education

For more than a decade, Tom Fitzgerald has led the firm's management team and developed and implemented strategies for growth and profitability. Over the last five years, he has been involved in major practice expansion efforts, including the acquisitions of:

  • A group of 40 intellectual property and commercial litigation attorneys from the former Howrey law firm in Houston
  • A 70-attorney litigation team primarily in New York from the former Dewey & LeBoeuf firm
  • A significant ITC Section 337 group located in the Washington, D.C. office
  • A high-profile group of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, energy, and corporate partners in Houston
  • A group of 40 transactional and finance lawyers from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
  • In early 2017, Tom engineered the firm’s opening of a new Dallas office by recruiting 60 attorneys from nine different firms. The launch was described as “the biggest shakeup in Dallas legal circles in a very long time.”

Tom also works with the firm’s professional staff on law school recruiting, professional development matters, development of alternative fee arrangements, and knowledge management initiatives.

Prior to serving as managing partner, Tom concentrated his practice on taxation matters for both publicly and privately held corporations, often advising them on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and reorganizations, and resolving disputes with federal and state tax agencies.

Activities

Tom is actively involved in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. 

Credentials

Tom received an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and a J.D., with honors, from the Notre Dame Law School in 1979. He is a certified public accountant.

Thomas P. Fitzgerald

Partner in Chicago

Chairman, Winston & Strawn

For more than a decade, Tom Fitzgerald has led the firm's management team and developed and implemented strategies for growth and profitability. Over the last five years, he has been involved in major practice expansion efforts, including the acquisitions of:

  • A group of 40 intellectual property and commercial litigation attorneys from the former Howrey law firm in Houston
  • A 70-attorney litigation team primarily in New York from the former Dewey & LeBoeuf firm
  • A significant ITC Section 337 group located in the Washington, D.C. office
  • A high-profile group of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, energy, and corporate partners in Houston
  • A group of 40 transactional and finance lawyers from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
  • In early 2017, Tom engineered the firm’s opening of a new Dallas office by recruiting 60 attorneys from nine different firms. The launch was described as “the biggest shakeup in Dallas legal circles in a very long time.”

Tom also works with the firm’s professional staff on law school recruiting, professional development matters, development of alternative fee arrangements, and knowledge management initiatives.

Prior to serving as managing partner, Tom concentrated his practice on taxation matters for both publicly and privately held corporations, often advising them on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and reorganizations, and resolving disputes with federal and state tax agencies.

Activities

Tom is actively involved in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. 

Tom received an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and a J.D., with honors, from the Notre Dame Law School in 1979. He is a certified public accountant.

Education

University of Notre Dame
JD, 1979
University of Notre Dame
BA, 1976

Admissions

IL
Illinois

Court Admissions

N.D.
Ill.
Northern District of Illinois

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