Thomas Tyson is an associate in the San Francisco Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.
His practice consists of a wide variety of high profile antitrust matters, including litigation in both federal and state court, investigations by government entities, merger clearance, and wide-ranging counseling on proposed business strategies and transactions.
He received his law degree from UC Hastings Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. Prior to law school, Thomas worked in hospitality management in Marin County, CA.
Representative matters include*:
- Defended a global fashion company against claims brought in federal court alleging a set of vertical boycotts and the unlawful monopolization of certain high-end markets.
- Defended a honey importer against an antitrust and RICO class action brought by a putative class of U.S. domestic beekeepers relating to a purported conspiracy to sell foreign fake honey.
- Represented a large industrial materials company in its acquisition of numerous assets throughout the western U.S.
- Advised a national healthcare system in the sale of certain of its key east coast assets.
- Obtained complete dismissal with prejudice on behalf of a career readiness company of a monopolization claim under Section 2 of the Sherman Act alleging product disparagement and misuse of trademarks and copyrights.
- Provided multiple healthcare joint ventures structured guidance on clinically integrating their practices so as to be in compliance with the antitrust laws.
- Represented 14 grand jury witnesses in a major nationwide Department of Justice investigation.
- Represented a major automotive software company in proceedings before the FTC relating to issues of data security.
*Includes matters handled prior to joining Gibson Dunn
Thomas is admitted to practice in the state of California.