Thomas J. Maas

Of Counsel

Mr. Maas concentrates his practice on complex litigation, antitrust, and intellectual property disputes, and he has broad litigation experience in antitrust, patent, trademark, trade secrets, securities fraud, and other complex commercial cases. He has developed particular experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including antitrust, patent/Hatch-Waxman, and contract litigation, as well as counseling in licensing and M&A transactions. Mr. Maas is highly knowledgeable on the intricacies of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, exclusivity periods under Hatch-Waxman, and the antitrust implications of settlements in pharmaceutical patent litigation.

Mr. Maas has represented clients in multiple billion-dollar jury trials in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in a billion-dollar merger. He has also co-authored multiple successful appellate briefs before various federal appellate courts, and he is a former licensed pharmacy technician.

Mr. Maas also counsels clients in the alcoholic beverage industry on a wide variety of subject matter areas, including trademark disputes and licensing, regulatory issues, financing and restructuring, and distribution and promotional agreements. He acts as lead outside counsel for a popular distilled spirits brand, and he was selected to the Executive Committee for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the country’s leading trade organization in the distilled spirits industry.

Mr. Maas has a strong commitment to obtaining cost-effective, high quality outcomes for his clients. He has created and implemented custom de-duplication software solutions to reduce review and production costs on large scale document reviews, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for his clients.

Mr. Maas’s pro bono representation includes successful claims in immigration court for asylum and protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture, as well as service on the Young Professionals’ Board (YPB) Executive Committee for LAF, one of Chicago’s largest legal aid organizations.

Mr. Maas joined Odom & Des Roches in 2017 as Of Counsel, after ten years of practice with Katten Muchin Rosenman in Chicago.