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Edwin J. Tomko, Jason M. Ross Join Dykema

Two Attorneys Add to Firm’s Growing Commercial Litigation Practice; Experienced in White Collar Defense, Securities Law and Government Contract Work

June 7, 2013

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Edwin J. Tomko and Jason M. Ross have joined the firm’s Litigation Department as senior counsel. The two will be resident in Dykema’s Dallas office and come to Dykema from Curran Tomko LLP, a business law firm in Dallas founded in 2005.

Edwin J. Tomko

Tomko focuses his practice on federal white collar criminal cases that involve issues relating to government contracts, financial institutions, securities matters, public corruption and bribery, health care and environmental law. He handles federal and state administrative actions instituted by banking regulators and securities regulators, and counsels business clients on a variety of  matters ranging from interpretations of Sarbanes-Oxley to corporate compliance matters.

Tomko entered private practice 25 years ago. Before that, he spent nearly two decades in government service, having served at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. first as Special Counsel to the Chief of the Fraud Section (Criminal Division) and later as Deputy Chief of the same section, with responsibility for all banking and securities cases. Previously, Tomko served as head of the Houston office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and later in two senior leadership positions—coordinating efforts between the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices and other investigatory agencies, as well as serving as lead attorney on a variety of high profile cases—at SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Named as one of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Business magazine, Tomko is a sought-after speaker and contributor of articles on white collar crime, securities law violations and corporate compliance. He has a B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College, and a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Jason M. Ross

Like Tomko, Ross specializes in complex litigation, with an emphasis on white collar criminal defense and securities law. He has counseled clients in proceedings brought by agencies such as the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission and the SEC. His experience includes representing both targets of government action and witnesses, and assisting large publicly traded corporations as well as private companies and individuals.

Ross has guided clients through all stages of government action, including whistleblower complaints, initial government investigations, negotiations for immunity, grand jury proceedings, indictments and trials. He has worked with clients in such diverse industries as telecommunications, banking, software, electronics, network marketing, hospital supply and aviation.

A member of the State Bar of Texas, Federal Bar Association (Dallas Chapter; serving as co-founder and Executive Committee member of the White Collar Crime Committee), Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of  Young Lawyers, Ross has been named a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for four consecutive years (2010-13). He has a B.A. (with honors and highest distinction) from The Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University. His J.D. is from the University of Texas School of Law, where Ross served as Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review.

Bill Finkelstein, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Dallas office, says, “We are delighted to welcome Ed Tomko and Jason Ross to our firm. Their extraordinary credentials in securities law and white collar defense, coupled with their broad-based experience with clients who operate in the largest and most significant industries, make Ed and Jason key additions not just to Dykema but to the clients we’re proud to serve.”

Dan Stephenson, who oversees Dykema’s 180+ attorney Litigation Department from Los Angeles, adds, “White collar criminal cases can be among the most complex and challenging litigation matters, as they often involve federal as well as state courts and regulatory agencies. Ed and Jason are two highly accomplished litigators in this realm, offering decades of proven experience both in the courtroom and the executive boardroom.”