Thomas J. McKee, Jr.

Thomas J. McKee, Jr.

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Tom is a commercial litigator and bankruptcy practitioner who regularly practices in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, around the country.

In his practice, Tom counsels and represents financial institutions, including national, regional, and community banks and lenders to litigate and resolve various types of disputes, including creditors’ rights/enforcement matters, successor liability type issues, fiduciary duty claims, consumer claims, as well as loan origination and servicing issues.

Tom’s bankruptcy practice and experience provides a particular benefit to his creditor clients who suddenly find themselves having to navigate the process to protect their rights. He regularly handles issues arising from liquidations and reorganizations, as well as adversary proceedings, preference actions, fraudulent transfers, violations of the automatic stay, and lift stay motions. Tom also has experience representing liquidating trustees.

Tom’s commercial litigation practice frequently involves representing businesses and executives in connection with a wide variety of business disputes, including breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duties, construction disputes, employment matters, misappropriation of trade secrets, class action defense, and government investigations. His practice regularly focuses on assisting emerging growth technology companies and start-ups with respect to disputes they frequently encounter, including founder and partnership disputes, non-disclosure issues, stock vesting compensation matters, and master service agreement violations.

Concentrations

  • Complex commercial litigation and business disputes
  • Emerging growth/start-up technology company disputes and founder/executive disputes
  • Financial services litigation and workouts
  • Creditors’ rights and bankruptcies
  • Class action defense
  • Construction
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Virginia Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2008-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2013-2018
  • Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, Class of 2010
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Liaison Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member, Standing Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Secretary, Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
    • Committee Member, Next Generation Council
  • Grade Commissioner, Vienna Youth Inc. Basketball 

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
    • Member, George Washington University Law Review
  • B.A., University of Virginia
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States