Roman is a nationally recognized litigator who represents major corporations in high-stakes litigation in venues across the country. He leads Thompson Coburn's litigation department and serves as the chair of the firm's business litigation practice group.
Over his 30-year career, Roman has litigated class actions in 32 states, including substantial experience coordinating multi-district litigation. He has argued more than 35 class certification hearings and participated in 300 class actions.
Roman listens carefully to clients and tailors his litigation approach to their specific needs, whether they require a smart, aggressive trial strategy or a creative settlement that aligns with their company's business priorities. In either scenario, Roman draws on his extensive knowledge of a client's business to determine the best approach for the comprehensive resolution of class claims. As one client remarked to Best Lawyers, "He understands our business better than many employees. You will be impressed."
With experience litigating complex business disputes across a variety of industries, Roman has particular experience representing clients in the telecommunications and energy sectors. He has defended coal companies in numerous matters and appeared multiple times in the St. Louis Business Journal's "Who's Who in Energy."
Approximately 20 percent of Roman's practice involves arbitration or some form of alternative dispute resolution. He has tried numerous complex arbitrations for major corporations in high-value cases involving potential awards of tens of millions of dollars.