Thomas Egan

Thomas J. Egan, Jr.

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Tom Egan is a member of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group in Washington, DC, where he previously served as managing partner. He has authored a number of articles for a variety of internal and external publications, and is also a regular speaker on corporate and securities law issues and developments. He previously served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Firm's North America Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Tom also previously served on the Firm's Global Policy Committee and on its North America Regional Management Committee and on the office’s management committee.

Practice Focus

Tom advises domestic and international clients on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in handling corporate reorganizations, financial restructurings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and complex commercial transactions. He also provides skillful counsel on the disclosure and procedural requirements of federal securities laws, and represents sponsors in connection with the formation of private investment funds. In addition, Tom works for REITs in relation to formation transactions, securities offerings, acquisitions and financings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a Turkish technology company in connection with its sale to the subsidiary of a Cayman Islands company
  • Represented publishing company in stock purchase of newspaper publisher
  • Represented media company in the disposition of its three operating divisions in three asset transfers
  • Represented NYSE-listed global manufacturing company on the international and restructuring aspects of a spin-off
  • Represented NYSE-listed global industrial company on the international and restructuring aspects of a Reverse Morris Trust carve-out transaction
  • Represented Chinese state owned enterprise in connection with its acquisition of an indirect interest in a Latin America based oil and gas joint venture
  • Represented publicly traded real estate investment trust in connection with formation of a joint venture with The Carlyle Group
  • Represented the target in a transaction involving a technology company in the optics industry
  • Represented a purchaser of a manufacturer in the auto industry being sold by a private equity house
  • Represented an issuer in connection with a debt and equity recapitalization by a private equity fund
  • Represented holder of telecommunications license in connection with transfer of the license
  • Represented private equity fund in a series of acquisitions and minority investments in various industries
  • Represented asset management group in connection with the disposition of its private equity business and related recapitalization
  • Represented publicly-traded, European based private equity group in a series of negotiated transactions in the bio-tech field
  • Represented media company in connection with formation of joint ventures in Germany and China
  • Represented sponsor in the structuring and formation of a real estate investment trust, the acquisition of six hotels and the completion of its initial public offering
  • Represented a NASD-listed REIT in connection with two bond offerings and three separate preferred stock public offerings

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • District of Columbia Bar – Member
  • Atlantic Council – Board of Directors
  • Corporate Council Institute – Advisory Board
  • The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. – Member
  • U.S.-Asean Business Council – Counsel


  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia~United States (1985)
  • District of Columbia~United States (1983)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Securities & Financial Regulation) (1992)
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) (1983)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., Distinction) (1979)


  • English


  • Co-author with Karl Egbert and Mark Fitterman, "Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act : How Will It Be Implemented and What Can Companies Do?," Baker McKenzie Insight, February 2021

  • Contributor, "The Revival of Dual Class Shares," International Financial Law Reporter, Spring 2020 

  • Author, "ESG in the Time of the Coronavirus," Baker McKenzie Insight, April 2020

  • Author, "Dual Class Voting Structures - Will the competition among global exchanges offset growing pressure in the US to limit disparate voting arrangements?," Baker McKenzie Insight, October 2018

  • Co-author, "Reverse Mergers Under Fire," October 2011

  • Co-author, "SEC Releases Proposed 'Conflict Minerals' Reporting Regulations," January 2011