Board Vice Chair
Thomas Curran graduated from Georgetown University (A.B., 1986) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1989). After law school, Tom practiced at two large international firms from 1989 through 1995. In addition to practicing as part of those firms’ white collar criminal defense departments, he litigated a case on behalf of a person sentenced to life in New York State Prison as part of the United Stated District Court for the Southern District of New York’s pro bono program. From 1995 through 2001, Tom served as an Assistant District Attorney under Robert M. Morgenthau, the District Attorney of New York County. Since returning to private practice, Tom’s practice has been focused upon white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and regulatory compliance.
He is currently a partner in the firm of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. in New York, New York. Tom is a regular guest, commentator on criminal law matters for various media outlets, including CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Bloomberg. Tom serves on various civic and bar committees, including as a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Committee on City Marshals, as co-Founder and co-chair of the Morgenthau Alumni Group, as Chair of the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and as a member of the Character and Fitness Committee for the First Department. Tom is the son of former PLS Chair Paul J. Curran. Tom shares the profound conviction of his father that fundamental justice requires that the prisoners in our correctional institutions have access to quality legal services.