Associate in Waiting (Taking the July 2018 Texas Bar Exam)
Tommy received his Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2018. After graduating college with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012, Tommy spent a few years at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where he worked in mediation, appellate practice, and multidistrict litigation for clients in a variety of industries. Later, Tommy worked at the Polsky Innovation Fund, where he helped early-stage companies secure more than $3 million in investor financing. Additionally, Tommy spent time with the in-house legal team at Mozilla Corporation, which partners with key players such as Google and Yahoo to develop software for the open web.
While at law school, Tommy worked in the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab, serving Fortune 500 companies as well as young upstarts on matters touching regulatory compliance, smart contracts, and corporate governance. Tommy was a journal staff member of the University of Chicago Legal Forum, as well as a board member of The Startup and Venture Capital Law Group, the Law and Tech Society, and the Business Law Society. He is fluent in Vietnamese with working knowledge of Korean.