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Thomas M. Jones joined Cozen O’Connor in January 1986. He is Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Group and chair of the E-discovery practice area. Tom is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Tom’s practice spans many areas of law, including advertising liability, agent/broker liability, appellate practice, arson and fraud, bad faith litigation, business torts, class actions, multidistrict litigation and other consolidated claims, commercial general liability, construction liability, crisis management, directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions, labor and employment, environmental law, e-discovery, excess and surplus lines, fidelity and surety, insurance coverage in the first and third party context, medical device and drug litigation, personal lines, products liability, fair credit reporting claims, property insurance, punitive damages, reinsurance, securities, security and premises liability, technology and e-commerce, and toxic and other mass torts.

Tom has acted as lead counsel in some of the highest profile insurance coverage cases in the country. He was also selected by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Washington from 2000-2009 and serves on the electronic discovery advisory panel for ARMA, International. He is also chairman of the Defense Research Institute’s E-Discovery Marketing Committee.

MaryTeresa Soltis joined the Philadelphia office of Cozen O’Connor in September 2004 and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group and the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force.  She concentrates her practice in product liability and complex tort matters and has handled a variety of cases including class action and civil RICO matters and matters arising out of domestic and international aviation accidents, the service and sale of alcohol, product recalls and food-related illnesses. MaryTeresa also designs and implements document retention policies, Litigation Hold notices, and customized protocols for preserving and collecting electronically stored information.  She counsels and trains her clients on proactive measures and best practices to effectively resolve e-discovery issues, reduce costs, and guard against spoliation claims.

Dave Walton is a Member in Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, practicing from the firm’s West Conshohocken office. He concentrates his practice in all aspects of employment litigation. He has extensive experience in litigating matters involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, fiduciary duties and defending employers targeted by discrimination lawsuits.

Dave represents a broad range of clients from large multinational corporations to small companies, defending employers in all types of employment discrimination claims and assisting employers facing challenges posed by the information-age economy. He has lectured to attorneys and human resource professionals on wide-ranging issues in employment law, providing clients with the tools necessary to effectively manage their workforce.

Dave’s trial experience includes the defense and prosecution of claims involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, tortious interference and civil conspiracy. This experience includes a $7 million verdict in a landmark case in Montgomery County involving trade secrets, duty of loyalty, tortious interference, unfair competition, conspiracy and breach of contract. Dave has also successfully defended a large real estate company against claims of breach of a non-solicit agreement, intentional interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition.

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