Tom Nolan '75

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Thomas J. Nolan compares trying cases to playing baseball. Both require winning performances and teamwork. Nolan, who pitched for his high school baseball team, is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. A specialist in antitrust, commercial trial, intellectual property, securities litigation and white-collar criminal defense, he's handled several landmark cases. The one that brought him the most satisfaction was a pro bono case involving 59 plaintiffs and the death of a child due to slum housing conditions. It case resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement, the largest for a slum housing case in California, and the Inner City Law Center's 2001 Katherine Krause Award.

In another notable case, he represented Litton Industries in an antitrust suit against Honeywell, resulting in the largest plaintiff's operations. "All of my success has been the result of working with incredibly talented lawyers from whom I draw insight," he says. "Loyola taught me to commit to excellence in life, friendships and work."