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Thomas J. McKenna

Thomas J. McKenna received his bachelor's degree in 1981 from Boston College (magna cum laude) and received his J.D. in 1984 from Syracuse University College of Law (cum laude) where he was a Law Review Editor and a Member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society.

Following law school, Mr. McKenna clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana for the Honorable Veronica D. Wicker from 1984 through 1986.

Before starting his own law practice, Mr. McKenna was associated with Cahill, Gordon & Reindel ("Cahill") in New York City, practicing class actions and securities law, insurance coverage litigation and general commercial litigation. After his association with Cahill, he was an attorney at Grutman Greene & Humphrey in New York City where he concentrated on class actions and trial practice in complex commercial and tort litigation. In 1996, Mr. McKenna started his own law firm and then formed Gainey & McKenna in 1998 where he focused his practice on trials, class actions and commercial disputes. Mr. McKenna has worked on many important actions such as:

Allapattah Services, Inc., et al., vs. Exxon Corporation, Case No.: 91-cv-0983 (S.D. Fla.)
   (nationwide class action for class of Exxon service station operators against Exxon for allegedly
   overcharging them for gasoline, eventually settled for over $1 billion);
In re Schering-Plough Corp. Enhance ERISA Litig., Civil Action No.: 08-cv-1432 (D.N.J.) (Co-Lead
   Counsel) (claim on behalf of employees and ex-employees against 401(k) fiduciaries for breaches
   of duty in connection with Vytorin);
In re Popular Inc. ERISA Litig., Master File: 3:09-cv-01552-ADC (D. Puerto Rico) (Co-Lead
   Counsel) (breach of fiduciary duty case under ERISA);
In re General Growth Properties, Inc. ERISA Litig., Master File No.: 08-cv-6680 (N.D. Ill.) (Class
   Counsel) (breach of fiduciary duty case involving harm to retirement plan in connection with
   alleged risky real estate investments); and
Morrison v. MoneyGram Int'l, Inc., et al., 08-cv-1121 (D. of Minn.) (Lead Counsel) (breach of
   fiduciary duty claims involving alleged improper investment practices).

Mr. McKenna is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in numerous other courts. Mr. McKenna is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) and past member of the New York County Lawyers Association.

He can be reached at: tjmckenna@gme-law.com.


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