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|No. of offices||5|
|No. of attorneys||approximately 380 (2015)|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Key people||Thomas J. Minogue, Chairman Roger Flower, Chief Operating Officer|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Thompson Coburn LLP is a U.S. law firm.
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Thompson Coburn is a law firm with more than 380 attorneysnationwide and offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C, and Southern Illinois. The firm’s attorneys practice in more than 40 areas of the law and serve Fortune 500, mid-market and smaller clients on a national, regional and international basis. In 2012, Thompson Coburn was rated one of the top 13 law firms in the U.S. for client service. The firm has been especially active in the field of product liability. The firm also has practices in business litigation, class action, mergers and acquisitions, admiralty law, aviation, bankruptcy and restructuring, government contracts, intellectual property, labor law and employee benefits, environmental law, railroad law, corporate law, real estate and transportation.
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Although the word "product" has broad connotations, product liability as an area of law is traditionally limited to products in the form of tangible personal property.
A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group. The class action originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, but Canada, as well as several European countries with civil law have made changes in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities. As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow or downsize, and change the nature of their business or competitive position.
Thompson Coburn attorneys serve Fortune 500, mid-market and smaller clients on a national, regional and international basis.The main headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri.
St. Louis is an independent city and major inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2017 population of 308,626 and is the cultural and economic center of the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, the second-largest in Illinois, and the 22nd-largest in the United States.
The firm was founded in 1929 and became known as Thompson Coburn in 1996 through the merger of two St. Louis firms, Thompson & Mitchell and Coburn & Croft.[ citation needed ] In July 2007 Thompson Coburn completed a merger with Fagel Haber of Chicago, giving the firm its first outpost in the Windy City. In December 2009 and January 2010, 10 attorneys from the Chicago law firm of Schain, Burney, Ross and Citron joined the firm, strengthening its client services in the area of Land Use Real Estate Law. In 2013 the firm launched its Lobbying & Policy Group. Also in 2013, the firm combined with Los Angeles-based Freedman Weisz LLP and opened an office in Los Angeles.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States, and the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, which is often referred to as "Chicagoland." The Chicago metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States, the fourth largest in North America, and the third largest metropolitan area in the world by land area.
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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. The organization focuses on protecting and expanding rights for LGBT individuals, most notably advocating for marriage equality, anti-discrimination and hate crimes legislation, and HIV/AIDS advocacy. The organization has a number of legislative initiatives as well as supporting resources for LGBT individuals.
Tom Minogue was appointed by Tom George, the Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, to serve as chairman of the Chancellor’s Council of the University. The advisory board is composed of 50 civic and community leaders that counsel the Chancellor on issues of strategic, financial and legislative importance to the University.
In January 2015, the United States Olympic Committee appointed Ken Salomon to the organization’s ethics committee. Salomon replaces outgoing committee member Bill Ide of McKenna, Long & Aldridge as one of three independent representatives on the five-member committee.
In 2000, Thompson Coburn attorney Michael Lazaroff admitted that he had charged clients for "$380,651 worth of entertainment and gifts they believed were free", using falsified bills that inflated costs for telephone and fax charges, witness preparation and courier and legal services. The Associated Press reported that Lazaroff left Thompson Coburn and would surrender his law license. Thompson Coburn's chairman John Musgrave said that according to an independent audit, Lazaroff had improperly billed around 50 clients, and no other lawyer besides Lazaroff was involved in the billing irregularities.
In 2008, Union Planters Bank, then operating as Magna, filed a complaint against Thompson Coburn alleging negligence and breach of contract and seeking $11,789,053 from the firm, in an amendment to an earlier suit filed in 2003. Magna was eventually awarded $3,654,606.40 in damages by a Madison County Circuit Court jury. Both parties appealed, but the judgment was upheld by Fifth District Appellate Court justices in 2010.
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