Thomas V. D’Ambrosio concentrates his practice on structured and complex derivative transactions, including related insolvency and regulatory issues. Thomas helps clients structure, negotiate, and analyze the risk inherent in a wide range of cleared and uncleared derivative and futures products. He represents clients in all asset classes, including equity, debt, credit, commodity, interest rate, currency, crypto and exotic derivatives. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations, private companies, investment managers, hedge funds, financial institutions, pension funds, and high net-worth individuals.
Thomas is particularly active in advising enterprises that employ derivatives to hedge risks, monetize assets, and finance the acquisition of assets on favorable terms—with and without the benefits of leverage—including financing issuer equity and debt repurchase programs. . His derivative experience extends to the repo, securities lending and physical and financial forward markets. He is fully conversant with all relevant industry documentation, including ISDAs, MRAs, MSFTAs, MSLAs, and GMRAs. He actively represents clients on LIBOR reform and Dodd–Frank derivative reform.
Thomas is a member of the Firm’s LIBOR working group. The LIBOR working group tracks and distills expert market knowledge on LIBOR transition around the world.
Thomas also represents issuers in public and private sales of equity and debt securities. He advises purchasers and sellers in stock sales, asset sales, and merger transactions; counsels investment managers in leveraged private fund investments; and advises pension fund managers and wealthy families with respect to their investments in private funds.
Amherst College, 1988, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
Cornell Law School, 1991, J.D., Cum Laude
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance: Structured finance: derivatives and structured products, The Legal 500 US (2008, 2009, 2011–2016, 2018–2022)
Recognized, Derivatives and Futures Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2009–2023)
Recognized, New York Super Lawyers (2010–2021)
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021, 2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2018–2022)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 United States (2019, 2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Chairman, New York City Bar Association Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation (2012–2016), Currently Chairman Emeritus
Member, New York City Bar Association Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committee (2009–2020)
Member, New York City Bar Association Corporation Law Committee (2015–2019)