After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration from Adelphi University in 1993, Thomas Blennau received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law in 2002, graduating in the top 15% of his class. Tom attended St. John’s in the evening division, while working as a claims supervisor for one of the leading claims administrators in the country. He began his legal career as a summer associate with the law firm of Shaw Pittman n/k/a Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and returned as an associate in the technology and outsourcing group. He then went on to serve as Vice President/Counsel in the Intellectual Property/Information Technology legal group of Deutsche Bank AG. Thereafter, Tom worked as counsel for a technology practice on Long Island while managing his own law practice, focusing on special education matters.
Tom returned to alma mater as the Associate Director of Employer Outreach in the Career Development Office. In this role, Tom spends the majority of his time on the road, visiting employers and alumni with a focus on strengthening and developing relationships, assisting with recruiting needs, and generating new employment and externship opportunities for the students and alumni of St. John’s University School of Law. In addition, Tom is an Adjunct Professor at the Law School teaching courses for the Externship seminar of the Externship program.