Tom Kidera, a senior associate in Orrick's New York office, is a member the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.  He represents auditing firms, financial institutions, and energy and infrastructure companies in complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions.

Tom has represented clients in federal appeals court, federal district court, and numerous state courts throughout the United States at every stage of litigation from preliminary investigation through trial and appeals. 

He has substantial experience in RMBS-related litigation representing both issuers and mortgage loan servicers in securities fraud and loan repurchase cases.  He is also a member of the Orrick team representing Hemlock Semiconductor (a leading producer of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon) in commercial proceedings throughout the U.S. and around the globe, and previously represented PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in a high-profile jury trial in New York State court.

In addition, Tom has substantial internal investigation experience and has represented the Big Four and individual auditors in several regulatory investigations and proceedings initiated by the SEC and the PCAOB.

Prior to joining Orrick, Thomas served as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of New York where he represented the City’s construction agencies and authorities.  He was a summer associate in the firm’s New York office in 2009.

  • Tom Kidera represents Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC in an action pending in the Southern District of Florida: Triaxx Prime CDO 2006-1, Ltd. et al. v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 17-80203 (S.D. Fla.) (Rosenberg, J.)


    Tom Kidera represents Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. and its affiliates in several pending actions:

    • Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. v. Deutsche Solar GmbH, No. 13-cv-11037 (E.D. Mich.) (Ludington, J.)
    • Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. V. Green Energy Tech., Inc., No. 13-020593-CK (Mich. Cir. Ct. Saginaw Cnty.) (Borchard, C.J.)
    • Kyocera Corp. v. Hemlock Semiconductor, LLC, No. 15-025786 (Mich. Cir. Ct. Saginaw Cnty.) (Jurrens. J.)
    • Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. V. Kyocera Corp., No. 15-cv-11236 (E.D. Mich.) (Ludington, J.)
    • Hemlock Semiconductor Pte. Ltd. v. Jinglong Indus. and Commerce Grp., No. 650184/2015 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty.) (Oing, J.)


    Tom Kidera previously represented Barclays Capital Inc. and its affiliates in several consolidated actions:

    • Fed. Home Loan Bank of Seattle v. Barclays Capital Inc., et al., No. 09-2-46319-1 SEA (Sup. Ct. Wash. State for King Cnty.) (Inveen, J.)
    • Fed. Home Loan Bank of Boston v. Barclays Capital Inc., et al., No. 1:11-cv-10952 (D. Mass.) (O'Toole, J.).
    • Cambridge Place Invest. Mgmt. Inc. v. Barclays Capital Inc., et al., No. 10-2741-BLS1 and 11-0555-BLS1 (Sup. Ct. Dept., Mass)