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Duvol M. Thompson is an experienced litigation and business disputes attorney whose practice covers many industries, including financial services, insurance, consumer products, and media and entertainment. Mr. Thompson is also the co-chair of the New York office Diversity Committee.
Clients have sought Mr. Thompson’s representation for matters including defending complex breach of contact claims in various state and federal courts, commercial real estate disputes and consumer class actions. Mr. Thompson is also experienced in advising media and entertainment clients in various projects and transactions.
Mr. Thompson is a staunch advocate of all clients and understands that a successful representation includes understanding the nature of the dispute, understanding the client’s objectives, risk and risk tolerance. A firm appreciation of the above considerations has led Mr. Thompson to obtain results that match legal strategy with client objectives.
Mr. Thompson has both first- and second-chair trial experience, and has often negotiated favorable settlements for corporate clients. He has also served as counsel for several firm clients in defense of class action lawsuits, ranging from claims brought under various state consumer protection statutes to wage and hour claims.
Mr. Thompson’s recent representations include the defense of a multinational energy company in an environmental litigation and insurance matter, the defense of a media and entertainment company involving claims of breach of contract and tortious interference, the defense of an international manufacturing company involving breach of contract and breach of warranty claims, and the defense of an investment fund related to breach of contract claims. Mr. Thompson has expanded his practice to include real estate, including advising clients seeking foreclosures as well as litigation. His practice also includes preparing transactional documents related to film and television production, as well as other related media projects and agreements.
Mr. Thompson was named a 2019 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). LCLD is a program created to identify high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and offer training to help advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Thompson was a two-time All-Ivy League and All-American cornerback at the University of Pennsylvania. He also played professionally in the National Football League (NFL).
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