I am an attorney and professor researching and teaching about the legal and ethical aspects of
Big Data, artificial intelligence, business analytics, fintech, and other emerging technologies. I love digging into and solving complex business and legal problems. I enjoy exploring why organizations fail and designing systems to prevent that. My other research interests are focused on fiduciary duties, behavioral economics, and designing ethical organizations.
My work as an attorney involves a significant amount of litigation. I have successfully litigated all manner of cases in state and federal courts. I first-chaired a complex and successful four-day trial of a shareholder derivative lawsuit in federal court. I’ve handled administrative hearings, trials, and appeals in state and federal courts.
I serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law, where I teach Negotiation and ADR courses and as an Adjunct Professor at Creighton University's Heider College of Business, where I teach basic and advanced business law courses. I also developed a negotiation training course I use to teach Creighton University's business students.
I served on the faculty for the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), where I instructed other Attorneys General on trial advocacy and negotiation skills.
I led the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office’s investigation of Goodwill Omaha, directing a team of attorneys and investigators working to determine what happened and how to fix the organization. I drafted the Official Report of Findings and a guidebook of Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations. I also helped to design and implement the eBay/PayPal Community Court, a ground-breaking user-driven online dispute resolution system.
My CliftonStrengths are Achiever, Strategic, Learner, Ideation, and Individualization.
Learn more at www.thomasfreeman.com