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Two Moore & Van Allen members named to Benchmark Litigation Hot List

July 2018

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation members Frank E. Schall and Christopher D. Tomlinson have been recognized as leading U.S. litigation attorneys on Benchmark Litigation’s third annual “40 & Under Hot List.”

Benchmark’s “40 & Under Hot List” annually commemorates the up-and-coming litigation attorneys in America. Those named to this list are at the partner level of their respective firms and are 40 years of age or younger. Honorees have also had a hand in some of their firms’ noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work. 

Mr. Schall has broad experience conducting internal investigations and representing clients in regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal defense matters including allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, False Claims Act violations, securities violations, mortgage fraud, and anti-money laundering concerns. He has represented clients in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, various U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Department of Justice, and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

Mr. Tomlinson has extensive experience representing clients in complex business and securities litigation, with a concentration in financial services litigation, broker-dealer litigation, and shareholder and corporate governance disputes.  He assists a wide variety of clients, including global financial institutions, broker-dealers, private equity groups, and manufacturers.  Mr. Tomlinson regularly litigates in federal courts, state courts, FINRA arbitration, other private arbitrations, and the North Carolina Business Court, and he is a practice leader for Moore & Van Allen’s North Carolina Business Court Litigation practice.  Mr. Tomlinson also assists clients in international and domestic regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal matters, particularly when they involve financial and securities issues.

Benchmark Litigation identifies the U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. The publication’s rankings and editorials stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify some of the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers. Firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide.  Instead, firms have been independently offered the opportunity to take a professional listing regardless of editorial content.