Tomi  Balogun

Tomi Balogun



Practice Groups

Tomi Balogun focuses his practice on white-collar defense and government investigations. He provides proactive counsel and strong representation for clients whose services are monitored by an array of federal, state, and international regulations. Tomi also counsels and defends insurers, employers, and third-party administrators in a variety of workers’ compensation claims. In counseling his clients, he brings an exceptional sensitivity to their business operations, drawing on a background that includes representing large corporations and financial institutions in high-profile regulatory investigations, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation.

Given his prior professional experience as an industry regulator with the New York State Department of Financial Services, where he worked on many complex regulatory issues and enforcement actions, Tomi brings an insightful perspective to his counsel in matters involving government institutions. His previous legal experience cuts across New York, London, and Lagos.

Tomi received his LL.B. (J.D. equivalent) in Nigeria, where he graduated magna cum laude. He later went on to earn his Bar Qualifying Certificate from the Nigerian Law School. Tomi earned his LL.M. in Corporate, Compliance, and Finance from Cardozo School of Law as a Dean Merit Scholar. At Cardozo, he was an executive member of the school’s Business Law Society, and currently sits on the leadership council of the Cardozo Young Alumni Network.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York City Bar Association — African Affairs Committee
  • Nigerian Bar Association — Section on Business Law
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Nigeria
  • Cardozo School of Law, LL.M., 2016
  • Nigerian Law School, BL, 2011
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, LL.B., 2010
  • Yoruba
  • “Legal Implications of Payday Lending in New York State,” Cardozo Externship Clinic Program, 2016
  • “New York’s Real Estate Rent-to-Own Industry: Enjoying a Largely Unregulated Space,” Cardozo Externship/Clinic Program, 2016
  • “Life After the U.S. Federal Government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) – Impact and Mitigations,” 2017