Thomas Preston Appointed DSU General Counsel


 

DSU President Harry L. Williams has appointed Thomas P. Preston, an attorney with the Wilmington law firm of Blank Rome LLP, as the new General Counsel for the University.

                  Thomas P. Preston, Esq.

The new general counsel post has been created to replace DSU’s former assistant vice president of Legal Affairs position, and will provide the University with on-campus legal expertise and guidance.
 
Mr. Preston has been an attorney with Blank Rome since January 2003. Prior to that he practiced law with the Wilmington firm of Reed Smith LLP from 2000 to 2003. He served as a managing partner and lead counsel for both firms, specializing in corporate and commercial law.
 
He also worked as a partner and lead counsel for the Wilmington law firm of Duane Morris LLP from 1975 to March 2000.
 
Mr. Preston currently serves as the president of the Tatnall School Board and as a member of the WSFS Financial Corporation-WSFS Band Board. He is also a former member and chairman of the St. Francis Hospital/Foundation Board.
 
He has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School.
 
He will begin as the DSU general counsel on Oct. 1.