Sidley Mourns Joseph B. Tompkins, Jr.
With sadness, we inform you that our Senior Counsel, Joseph B. Tompkins, Jr., has passed away.
Joe joined the firm as an Associate in 1975 and became a Partner in 1982, after service with the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice, including as Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section. Joe was a leader in the Complex Commercial Litigation and FCPA practices and a valued member of our firm. Joe was one of the founding members of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee in the early 1980s. He will be remembered as a warm and generous colleague, a talented lawyer, a good friend, and a mentor to many of our lawyers.
The funeral will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA on Friday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions in Joe’s honor are made to the Not Too Far From Here Fund, which supports the outreach of Aldersgate.