Alumni Highlight: March Alumnus Tom Green

Tom_GreenTom Green, a 1980 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has had a varied and distinguished career.  Tom began as a clerk for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, after which he became a legal executive with Chicago Title Insurance Company, the largest title insurance organization in the United States, where he served as executive vice president and general counsel. Previously, he was executive vice president and general counsel for Trammell Crow Company, based in Dallas, Texas. His background also includes a position as litigation partner for the national law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where he worked after completing his term as clerk for Chief Justice Burger.

From there, Tom’s career took an amazing trajectory when he joined Dell Computers in 1994, eventually being named Senior Vice President of Law and Administration of Dell Computer Corp.  While at Dell, Tom not only served as general counsel; he was also responsible for worldwide human resources and corporate communications.

While in law school, Tom was a member of the honor society and an executive editor of the Utah Law Review.  He also holds the distinction of being the law school’s first ever Alumna/Alumnus in Residence.

Upon retirement, Tom began a new career doing something he loves and began in high school – acting.  Tom can frequently be found acting in plays in his home town of Austin, Texas. His most recent performance was in the title role as Timon in “Fixing Timon of Athens,” a play attempting to get at the real Shakespeare rather than the adapted version seen in most Hollywood movies.  Dean Adler had the pleasure of attending one of those performances, and noted: “Tom is a spectacularly talented actor, mirroring his phenomenal success as an attorney.”