Managing Partner | CEO
Tom graduated from the University of Oxford, Magdalen College, with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He also holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Education Policy from the University of Cambridge, Clare College.
Tom subsequently qualified as a Barrister, graduating from City University, London and the University of Law.
Since being called to the Bar in 2010, Tom has dedicated his career to representing the interests of individuals from all around the world in litigation against some of the world’s most powerful companies.
He is currently litigating two of the largest group litigations in UK legal history (claims against BHP and Volkswagen) and, over the course of his career, he has successfully recovered tens of millions of pounds in settlements and verdicts.
Passionate about business and human rights, Tom believes that whilst capitalism is the world’s most powerful tool to lift people out of poverty, transnational corporations must be held to account for violations of the environmental, social, and competitive orders.
Tom has a love for the country of Brazil and its people. He initiated the Fundão Dam litigation and has been travelling to Brazil numerous times to meet with current and potential claimants. He finds the state of Minas Gerais, with its landscape scattered with the scars of the extractive industries, reminiscent of his upbringing at the foot of the SIrhowy Valley in Pontymister, Wales.
Partner | Chief Operating Officer
Alicia Alinia serves on the firm’s Global Board and provides leadership and strategic vision with over 20 years in the legal sector. She is responsible for driving results, facilitating growth and increasing the overall efficiency across multiple jurisdictions with an uncompromising commitment to improving client experience.
Alicia started her career as a litigator having been involved in a number of high-profile cases representing institutional and individual clients. She moved into Executive leadership with a specific specialism in transformation & change, culture change, performance improvement, restructuring & turnaround.
Alicia is an experienced public speaker and media commentator across tv, local and international news.
Mike Daly is the Managing Partner of Pogust Goodhead’s Philadelphia office.
Mike joined Pogust Millrood (which would later become Pogust Goodhead) in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a healthcare litigation lawyer in a large Philadelphia-based defense firm where he represented medical facilities and healthcare professionals in civil liability cases.
At Pogust Goodhead, Mike represents individuals throughout the country in class action and mass tort claims involving consumer fraud, environmental harm, defective medical devices, and harmful pharmaceuticals. Mike spent his first several years at Pogust Goodhead serving as bellwether counsel in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Mentor pelvic mesh, GranuFlo dialysate, and Zofran birth injury MDLs. Mike also has managed the firm’s Roundup herbicide litigation and represents hundreds of plaintiffs in their pursuit for justice against the manufacturer of Roundup, Monsanto.
Currently, Mike is serving as lead counsel on behalf of hundreds of individuals in the Injectafer intravenous iron lawsuits pending in Philadelphia state and federal court.
Mike and his team at Pogust Goodhead commenced and have led the Injectafer lawsuits since their inception in 2018.
Mike is also heavily involved in the litigation involving certain hernia mesh products and serves as the Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Hernia Mesh Litigation Group. He has been appointed to leadership positions in both the Bard Davol Hernia Mesh Litigation that has been coordinated in Rhode Island state court (Plaintiff’s Steering Committee), and continues in his Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee leadership role in the Ethicon Physiomesh, Proceed, and Prolene Hernia System (PHS) multicounty litigation mass torts that involve thousands of plaintiffs injured by Ethicon’s products.
Mike also leads the firm’s efforts in the Abbott formula recall and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) litigations, as well as the Elmiron vision loss litigation that is pending in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Mike’s efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in recovery for our firm’s clients.
Since our US firm’s evolution into an international law firm with offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Brazil, Mike is busy building products liability litigations on behalf of claimants worldwide, and often relies on the expertise and experience built during his career as a US litigator. In addition to litigating, Mike also serves as a guest speaker on mass torts and products liability matters at seminars both stateside and internationally. Mike has lectured frequently at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) conventions, Harris Martin conventions, and even internationally at a litigation conference held at Oxford University.
On a more informal note, Mike was born, raised, and educated in Pennsylvania and has spent most of his life in the greater Philadelphia region. He is a proud 2007 graduate of Penn State and 2010 graduate of the Villanova School of Law. In his ever-dwindling spare time, Mike remains an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and a supporter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Of course, Mike’s favorite time is spent away from work with his wife, son, and dog!
James A. Barry is a partner with Pogust Goodhead where he concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation. Mr. Barry predominantly handles cases involving environmental contamination, mass torts, and class/collective actions involving data breaches, consumer fraud and employee wage theft. Mr. Barry has been involved in a number of notable consumer decisions in New Jersey including:
Martinez-Santiago v. Public Storage, 28 F. Supp. 3d 500 (D.N.J. 2014)
Martinez-Santiago v. Public Storage, 312 F.R.D. 380 (D.N.J. 2015)
Johnson v. Wynn’s Extended Care, 635 Fed. Appx. 59 (3d Cir. 2015)
Castro v. Sovran Self Storage, 114 F. Supp. 3d 204 (D.N.J. 2015)
Morgan v. Sanford Brown Institute, 225 N.J. 289 (2016)
Roach v. BM Motoring LLC, 228 N.J. 163 (2017)
Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc., 231 N.J. 24 (2017)
Mellet v. Aquasid, LLC. 452 N.J. Super 23 (App. Div. 2017)
Spade v. Select Comfort, 232 N.J. 504 (2018)
Moore v. Atlantic County, 2018 WL 4354304 (App. Div. 2018)
Kernahan v. Home Warranty Administrator of Florida, Inc., 236 N.J. 301 (2019)
James also currently serves on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committees for In Re Physiomesh Litigation (Flexible Composite Mesh), MCL 627; In re Proceed Mesh Litigation (Proceed Surgical Mesh and Proceed Ventral Patch Hernia Mesh), MCL 630; and In re Prolene Hernia System Mesh Litigation, MCL 633, currently pending in Atlantic County Superior Court. He has also served on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in In re Experian Data Breach Litigation (C.D. Cal) and In re Yapstone Data Breach Litigation (N.D.Cal).
James is the past co-chair of the consumer protection law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2018-2019) and has previously served as the co-chair of the consumer law committee for the New Jersey Association for Justice (2016-2018). He is also the co-author, along with United States Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, of the New Jersey Class Actions chapter of the New Jersey ICLE’s Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise.
James received his law degree cum laude from Rutgers School of Law – Camden. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.