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Edwin J. Tomko Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1968

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1965

Edwin J. Tomko is a member of Dykema's Business Litigation Group whose practice is focused on federal and state white collar crime cases involving government contracts, financial institutions, securities, environmental and health care issues. Mr. Tomko has also represented clients facing federal and state administrative actions by banking regulators, securities regulators, and suspension and debarment authorities. In addition, he has handled federal civil cases such as qui tam and other False Claims Act actions, securities litigation including FINRA arbitration actions, contract suits involving fraud or breach of contract allegations, RICO actions, and regulatory recovery actions. Mr. Tomko has served as an NASD/FINRA arbitrator for over 20 years.

For almost 20 years prior to his legal career in the private sector, Mr. Tomko held various positions in the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as serving as Assistant District Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Experience

  • Led several internal investigation teams for major defense contractors. Those investigations resulted in settlement of investigations by federal authorities without any criminal sanctions, and application and admission to federal voluntary disclosure programs.
  • Represented a securities broker/investment advisor in a seven-week administrative proceeding before an Administrative Law Judge from the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Judge rendered a decision clearing Mr. Tomko’s client of all charges.
  • Represented one of five defendants who proceeded to trial in a case commonly referred to as the Enron Broadband prosecution.  The indictment charged conspiracy, securities fraud and money laundering.  After a fourteen-week trial, the jury acquitted three defendants of several counts and failed to reach a verdict on all remaining counts against all defendants.  Subsequent to the verdict Mr. Tomko’s client has had seven additional counts dismissed by the Court.
  • With the Department of Justice led several investigations and trials involving financial institutions in Miami, Baton Rouge, Atlanta and San Francisco and supervised the Texas Savings and Loan Task Force in Dallas.
  • Has served as an arbitrator for NASD/FINRA for over 20 years and has been qualified as a chairperson for the entire time.  While serving, Mr. Tomko has decided—either on a three arbitrator panel or as a single chairperson—over 50 cases involving the sale of securities and employment matters involving broker-dealers and their employees.

Memberships & Involvement

American Bar Association White Collar Crime Section and Business Law Section (White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance Subcommittees)

Dallas Bar Association (Securities law Section)

Texas Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for White-Collar Criminal Defense, 2016-2017. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics

Named one of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine

Named to Litigation Counsel of America

Recognized in Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence 2017