Thomas A. Roberts

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Thomas A. Roberts

Thomas A. Roberts

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

Thomas Roberts is a strategic advisor and corporate governance consultant. Previously, he was a Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he served for more than 20 years and held numerous senior management and board-level positions, including as one of the leaders responsible for the firm's strategic redirection and globalization. His clients were involved in many diverse industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, hospitality, financial services, insurance and real estate. Roberts' practice primarily involved domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, contested takeovers, as well as advising board of directors and committees of boards generally on strategic matters including matters involving REITs. He has served as lead corporate and governance advisor in some of the most complex and critical financial crises in recent history including Enron, Lehman and American Airlines, and in connection with numerous internal and external investigations, regulatory controversies, financial restatements and the securities litigation related to such matters.
Roberts served as a member of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York from 1998 and served as Chairman from 2006 to 2010. He was named "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer in 2001 and 2002. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.

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4

Birthday

1947

Age

72

Number of Awards

7

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Executive Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Chair, Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Thomas A. Roberts
Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1972

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

BA
Class of 1969

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Memberships
Member
Prior

The Georgetown Law Journal is headquartered at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and has published more than 500 issues since its inception, as well as the widely used Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (ARCP). The Journal is currently, and always has been, run by law students. Volume 1, Issue 1 was published in November 1912, under the supervision of Editor-in-Chief Eugene Quay. At the time, an annual subscription to the new Journal cost one dollar. The first article was titled “The 125th Anniversary of the Drafting of the Constitution of the United States.” In a three-paragraph statement of purpose, the editors of the new Journal proclaimed: When a school has gathered to itself some thousand potential lawyers, its efforts in the line of literary endeavor should find some proper expression; when a law school has reached the rank to which Georgetown has attained, it should be represented by a review that would take a place as high; and when we scan the names that make up the list of Georgetown’s faculty and the roster of her alumni, we can see no room for fear but that a journal representing her would take its proper rank.

Career History
Partner
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2016 - Current

MGM Growth Properties LLC operates as real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, ownership, and leasing of destination entertainment and leisure resorts. It diverse amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, and retail offerings. The company was founded on October 23, 2015 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Member, Management Committee
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Chairman Emeritus
Current

THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF METRO NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW YORKGRANTS THE WISHES OF CHILDREN WITH LIFE-THREATENING MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO ENRICH THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE WITH HOPE, STRENGTH AND JOY.

Member, National Board of Directors
Prior

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America operates as a charitable organization. It serves child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. The company was founded by Allan Schmidt, Kathy McMorris and Tommy Austin in 1980 and is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

Member, Board of Visitors
Prior

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

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2004

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America operates as a charitable organization. It serves child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. The company was founded by Allan Schmidt, Kathy McMorris and Tommy Austin in 1980 and is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

Political Donations
$2,300
2007

White House Cyber Security Adviser at Executive Office of the President Under Donald Trump

$1,100
2006

Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Barack Obama

$1,000
2005

Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Barack Obama

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Pall Corporation purchases Atmi, Inc. /Lifesciences Bus from ATMI, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Court Admission: US Supreme Court
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