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Tom Ahlering is a partner in King & Spalding’s Global Human Capital & Compliance Practice. Tom advises and defends clients on a wide range of complex privacy, employment, and consumer issues through a creative and pragmatic approach which balances clients’ goals, financial considerations, and business needs.

Tom successfully navigates issues and class action litigation nationwide for clients relating to the ever-changing landscape of privacy laws implicating the workplace and consumer contexts—including biometric privacy and data protection—in addition to traditional employment law such as wage & hour and discrimination.

Tom’s robust experience representing employers in traditional labor and employment litigation, as well as cutting-edge data privacy matters, provide an ideal platform to serve his clients facing a broad range of issues, including defending employers throughout the US in biometric privacy class actions, complex employment discrimination class actions, EEOC pattern-or-practice lawsuits, wage-and-hour class and collective actions, TCPA class actions, and single-plaintiff actions.

Tom has been on the forefront of biometric privacy issues—an exploding and cutting-edge area—since the beginning and has a deep knowledge on biometric privacy laws. He has personally represented over 50 companies in biometric privacy class actions spanning a wide range of industries including hotels, airlines, and health care systems which involve bet-the-company damages. Tom has researched and developed comprehensive defense strategies and crafted a winning approach to limit these types of claims, scored a landmark decision in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a Fortune 500 client, obtained case dismissals, and negotiated favorable resolutions on behalf of clients in bet-the-company cases.

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J.D., The John Marshall Law School

B.A., Marquette University

Illinois

Rising Star in the areas of class actions and employment law


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Rising Star in the areas of class actions and employment law


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Credentials

J.D., The John Marshall Law School

B.A., Marquette University

Illinois

Rising Star in the areas of class actions and employment law


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Rising Star in the areas of class actions and employment law


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