Tom Kidera, a senior associate in Orrick's New York office, is a member the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation on behalf of financial institutions, energy and infrastructure companies, and accounting firms. 

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.  This team recently secured a complete summary judgment victory in Federal Court worth nearly $800 million against an affiliate of German solar energy giant SolarWorld AG.

Tom previously represented PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in a high-profile trial in New York State court and has worked with the National Basketball Players Association for a number of years providing general corporate counseling and advice.

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 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)