Thomas B. Helbig, Jr.

Associate

Thomas B. Helbig, Jr., focuses his practice on complex litigation, including a wide variety of issues implicating state and federal laws and regulations.

Thomas B. Helbig, Jr.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Thomas clerked for the Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He assisted with legal research and opinion drafting on many notable cases, including Binderup v. AG of United States, 836 F.3d 336 (3d Cir. 2016) and the dissenting opinion in NCAA v. Governor of N.J., 832 F.3d 389 (3d Cir. 2016) (en banc), rev’d Murphy v. NCAA, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018).

While in law school, Thomas served as Research Editor for Temple Law Review and as Research Assistant for Professor Tom C.W. Lin, assisting Professor Lin with the publication of five research papers concerning financial regulation, behavioral finance, and emerging innovations in legal services. In the Fox School of Business, Thomas participated in the Global Immersion program in China and worked for the International Finance Corporation under a management consulting externship.

Representative Matters

  • Appellate counsel to a packaging machinery supplier and distributor in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in which the Third Circuit reversed the District Court’s grant of a new trial and reinstated a $3 million jury verdict for breach of contract.
  • Defense counsel to an international video surveillance and systems technology company in an employment dispute, in which the court granted preliminary objections and dismissed the case with prejudice for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Defense and appellate counsel to a health insurer in an action brought by multiple private medical group practices, in which the trial court granted a motion to dismiss with prejudice, which was upheld by the state appellate court.
  • Plaintiff counsel to a private equity company in a breach-of-contract action relating to the sale of its interests in a specialty finance company, in which the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment in favor of plaintiff.
  • Defense counsel to a municipal entity in §1983 action brought by a disappointed bidder, in which the United States District Court granted a motion to dismiss with prejudice for lack of Article III standing.

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Education
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2015, cum laude
  • Temple University Fox School of Business, M.B.A., 2015
  • Temple University, B.B.A., 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania