Thomas Curry

Director
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Bio

Thomas Curry is a Director at Saxena White and manages the Firm’s Delaware office and corporate governance litigation team. He represents institutional and individual investors in a wide variety of corporate governance and shareholder rights matters, with a particular focus on disputes arising under Delaware corporate law and litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Mr. Curry has played a leading role in several of the most significant corporate governance and shareholder rights matters to arise in recent years. He led the Saxena White team that litigated shareholder derivative claims on behalf of FirstEnergy Corp. in connection with a political bribery scandal, achieving a settlement that included a $180 million monetary recovery, as well as the departures of six defendants from the company’s board of directors, and other wide-ranging governance reforms. The $180 million monetary recovery achieved represented the largest derivative recovery in the history of the Sixth Circuit.

In another recent shareholder derivative action, Mr. Curry led a Saxena White team that pursued claims on behalf of J2 Global, Inc. in connection with an allegedly-conflicted related party investment agreement, achieving a settlement relieving the company of obligations to pay more than $71 million in future management fees and capital contributions, and instituting a new board-level related party transactions policy. He also served as a key member of the Saxena White team that litigated shareholder derivative claims on behalf of Goldman Sachs in connection with its high-profile 1MDB scandal, achieving a settlement that included a $79.5 million monetary recovery and significant governance reforms.

Mr. Curry also maintains an active practice in matters seeking to protect shareholder voting rights. He led the Saxena White team that litigated a novel challenge to the validity of founder-entrenching voting provisions in Palantir Technologies Inc.’s certificate of incorporation, achieving a settlement reforming Palantir’s voting procedures and implementing significant new governance protections designed to prevent future controller overreach at the company. Prior to joining Saxena White, Mr. Curry worked at a nationally recognized securities litigation firm.

Mr. Curry has been widely recognized for his work on behalf of investors. He was named a 2024 “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation and  a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2023, one of only six attorneys nationwide chosen in the area of securities law. Also in 2023, he was named a “Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar” by the National Law Journal. In both 2019 and 2020, he was recognized by The Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in the field of M&A litigation. He is a Board Member of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, a policy and research educational foundation seeking to enhance consumer and investor access to the justice system.

Mr. Curry earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in 2010.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • State of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Education
  • Cornell Law School, JD
  • Temple University, BA