Thomas Hendershot > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Reston, Virginia, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
1775 WIEHLE AVENUE
SUITE 400
RESTON, VIRGINIA 20190-5159
United States

Work Department

Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

Position

Partner

Career

Tom Hendershot focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions where he represents public and private companies and private equity investors in domestic and cross-border transactions. In addition, he represents emerging growth companies and venture capital funds in growth equity and venture capital investments.

Tom also counsels clients on general corporate law and the resolution of day-to-day legal issues. He has worked with early stage and mature companies in a variety of sectors, including computer software and hardware, e-commerce, mobile advertising and other mobile applications, web services and platforms, education, life sciences, healthcare IT and services, cyber security and intelligence, medical devices and government contracting. Tom also serves as outside general counsel to numerous non-profit entities in the Northern Virginia area.

Education

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law; B.A., University of Maryland

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s team is, according to one client, ‘the strongest transactional practice in the telecom space‘, and is highlighted for its work in wireless transactions. Nancy Victory, who jointly leads the group, is praised by clients as a ‘relentless, organized and smart‘ dealmaker, and recently advised Verizon on its multi-step reorganization. Fellow co-head Michael Senkowski is ‘extremely knowledgeable and experienced‘, and forms a ‘stupendous‘ team with Victory that ‘instills confidence and trust ‘. Senkowski and Victory are acting for T-Mobile in its proposed acquisition of Sprint, in one of the largest telecom transactions in recent years. The ‘tireless‘ Edward Smith, who focuses on wireless and satellite matters, is assisting on the T-Mobile deal, as well as handling joint venture work for OneWeb in cooperation with Senkowski and the firm’s engineering team. John Beahn, a 2018 arrival from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, recently advised GTT Communications on its $40m acquisition of Access Point along with Reston-based transaction specialist Thomas Hendershot. In addition, Beahn is serving as lead regulatory counsel to 21st Century Fox in its $71bn acquisition by Disney, serving as national security counsel toT-Mobile in its acquisition of Sprint, and advising the Pennsylvania Broadband Investment Initiative Program on its investment in third-party broadband infrastructure deployment. The team is lauded for its ‘strong bench‘, which includes wireless expert Eric DeSilva and associates Dana Zelman and Peter Shroyer. Lawyers are based in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated.