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Former JAG Prosecutor and Federal Clerk Joins HeplerBroom

HeplerBroom Attorney Thomas Haine
Thomas Haine

Thomas A. Haine has joined HeplerBroom as an associate in its Edwardsville office. Haine focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, with a special emphasis on internal investigations, class actions, and appeals. Prior to joining HeplerBroom, he served as a Law Clerk for Judge Raymond W. Gruender on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has also served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, where he was a military prosecutor at Fort Drum, New York, and Fort Meade, Maryland. In addition, he served as special assistant U.S. attorney in upstate New York and Baltimore, Maryland. He continues to serve as a Captain in the U.S. Army Individual Ready Reserve.

Haine obtained his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2011. While in law school, he was a staff editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He also holds an LL.M. degree in International Business Law from Catolica Global School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal, and a B.A. in History from Princeton University. He is licensed in Illinois and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

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