Tommy Barczyk is an associate at the firm’s Oakland office. Tommy received his J.D. with a specialization certificate in law and technology from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. While in law school, Tommy served as an articles editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, as well as the co-editor of the Journal’s symposium on intellectual property protections for computer programs. In his last year of law school, Tommy co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Internet Archive and other libraries and archives, urging the Second Circuit to find that the recording, indexing, and making available of television broadcasts constitutes fair use under federal copyright law.
Prior to joining EMH, Tommy gained extensive litigation experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and a summer intern with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. After graduating from law school, he gained insight on representing both plaintiffs and defendants while working at an intellectual property and business litigation boutique in Chicago.
Outside the office, Tommy is dedicated to community service work, which ranges from building homes to organizing fundraising events. He speaks four languages and enjoys outdoor adventures, cooking and eating gourmet cuisine, and travelling the world.