Connop, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Connop

Of Counsel
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Tom Connop has nearly 40 years of commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience representing public and private companies in a wide range of commercial disputes.

Tom has represented clients in a number of industries, including:

  • Banking and mortgage lending
  • Real estate development and lending
  • Energy
  • Insurance
  • Venture capital
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture and food processing

He has represented clients in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts and in arbitration.

Tom Connop has nearly 40 years of commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience representing public and private companies in a wide range of commercial disputes.

Tom has represented clients in a number of industries, including:

  • Banking and mortgage lending
  • Real estate development and lending
  • Energy
  • Insurance
  • Venture capital
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture and food processing

He has represented clients in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts and in arbitration.

Banking & Mortgage Lending

  • Served as national counsel for the nation's largest mortgage lender in connection with government investigations into bankruptcy servicing
  • Defense of putative class actions involving student loan dischargeability
  • Defended bankruptcy class actions on behalf of three of the nation's largest mortgage lenders
  • Defense of financial institutions and other creditors in fraudulent conveyance preference and claims objection proceedings in bankruptcy claims
  • Numerous cases involving lender liability, corporate governance, product licensing and other commercial disputes

Transportation

  • Obtained $30 million arbitration award for a transportation services company in a dispute involving fraud in the sale of a business

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

  • Defense of enterprise solutions software company against breach of contract claims asserted by a county government
  • Investigation and litigation involving a $5 million embezzlement scheme by a client's former employee
Reported Decisions
  • In re Rodriguez, 2012 WL 589553, 67 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 579, Bkrtcy.D.N.J., February 22, 2012
  • Bank of America, N.A. v. Landis, 2011 WL 6104495, D.Nev., December 07, 2011
  • In re Velasquez, 660 F.3d 893, 2011 WL 4906209, C.A.5 (Tex.), October 17, 2011
  • BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v. Gargula, 2011 WL 6934399, W.D.Ark., June 01, 2011
  • Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. v. Stewart, F.Supp.2d, 2011 WL 1899820, E.D.La., May 16, 2011
  • In re Rodriguez, 629 F.3d 136, 2010 WL 5191428, Bankr. L. Rep. P 81,907, C.A.3 (N.J.)
  • In re Hill, 437 B.R. 503, 2010 WL 3910051, Bkrtcy.W.D.Pa., October 05, 2010
  • In re Rodriguez, 2010 WL 3943934, Bkrtcy.S.D.Tex., October 05, 2010
  • In re Rodriguez, 432 B.R. 671, 2010 WL 2900760, Bkrtcy.S.D.Tex., July 21, 2010
  • In re Wilborn, 609 F.3d 748, 2010 WL 2433091, 64 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 275, Bankr. L. Rep. P 81,792, C.A.5 (Tex.), June 18, 2010
  • Countrywide Homes Loans, Inc. v. McDermott, 426 B.R. 267, 2010 WL 1006533, N.D.Ohio, March 16, 2010
  • In re Rodriguez, 421 B.R. 356, 2009 WL 4823999, Bkrtcy.S.D.Tex., December 9, 2009
  • Xtria LLC v. Tracking Systems Inc., 345 Fed.Appx. 940, 2009 WL 3150326, C.A.5 (Tex.), October 1, 2009
  • In re Wilborn, 404 B.R. 841, 2009 WL 1073885, 62 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 147, Bkrtcy.S.D.Tex., March 24, 2009
  • In re Wilborn, 401 B.R. 872, 2009 WL 540642, Bkrtcy.S.D.Tex., February 18, 2009
  • In re Wilborn, 401 B.R. 848, 2009 WL 535982, 49 A.L.R.6th 669, Bkrtcy.S.D.Tex., February 17, 2009
  • In re Sanchez, 2008 WL 4467207 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. Oct. 2, 2008)
  • Xtria LLC v. Tracking Systems, Inc., 2008 WL 4692855 (N.D.Tex. Oct. 23, 2008)
  • Klauman v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, 2008 WL 4098947 (M.D.Ga. Aug. 28, 2008)
  • In re Rodriguez, 391 B.R. 723 (Bankr. N.J. 2008)
  • Humble Woods, LLC v. Petrohawk Energy Corporation, 2007 WL 3072908 (Tex.App.—Dallas Oct. 23, 2007)
  • In re Kathy Roberts, 2006 WL 2106799 (Tex.App.—Dallas July 31, 2006)
  • Dallas Sales Company, Inc. v. Carlisle Silver Co., Inc., 134 S.W.3d 928 (Tex.App.—Waco 2004)
  • Malone Mortgage Co. America, Inc. v. Martinez, 2003 WL 23272381 (N.D.Tex. Jan. 6, 2003)
  • Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Esprit Finance, Inc., 981 S.W.2d 25 (Tex.App.—San Antonio 1998)
  • Wolf v. First Federal Savings and Loan Assoc. of Paragould (In re Wolfe), 68 B.R. 80 (Bankr.N.D. Tex. 1986)
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1979
  • B.A.,

    with distinction

    , Iowa State University, 1976
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
    • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Bankruptcy (2013-2022)
    • Named, Texas Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2008-2012)
Community Leadership
    • Immediate Past Chair, Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Board of Directors, Dallas Academy