Thomas J. Bond: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Thomas J. Bond

Co-Chair, Government Law & Policy Practice; Co-Chair, Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Government Law & Policy
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Insurance Regulatory & Transactions
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.320.7202
Fax: 512.320.7210
University Baylor University, B.A., English, 1969; Bowling Green State University, M.F.A., 1973
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1982
Admitted1982, Texas; 1984, Colorado

Professional & Community Involvement

•Founding Board Member, The Federation of Regulatory Counsel
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, State Bar of Colorado
•Member, State Bar of Texas

BornWaco, Texas, 1946

Thomas J. Bond is Co-Chair of the firm's Government Law & Policy and Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on insurance and regulatory law both in Texas and on a national basis. His clients include insurance holding companies, life, health and property liability companies, trade associations, reinsurers, health maintenance organizations, title underwriters and agencies, corporate insurance agencies, commercial insured, and the insurance regulators of other states. Tom has managed a number of insurance industry strategic initiatives at the Texas legislature in the areas of workers compensation, health insurance and managed care, credit and specialty lines coverages, broking and regulated transactions, and insurance regulation and taxation.

Tom has been involved in the rehabilitation and liquidation of troubled companies, both hostile and negotiated acquisitions and mergers, numerous regulatory approval projects, investment decisions, and the design and approval of new coverages. He represents clients in connection with regulatory approvals and acquisitions in a number of states. Tom acted as outside counsel to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in its effort to establish an interstate compact for life and annuity contract filings and approval.

Tom is a frequent speaker on public policy topics related to insurance, health care, and legislative policymaking, and is a strategic advisor to both publicly and privately held insurance enterprises.

Tom also represents diverse clients before the Texas legislature and numerous executive branch agencies.

Areas of Concentration

•Global security
•Policy and regulation

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law, 2007-2015
•Lawyer of the Year, Government Law and Policy, Austin, 2014
•Lawyer of the Year, Insurance, Austin, 2011
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Healthcare - Health Insurers, 2014
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2014
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014
•Ranked, Tier 1 - Government Relations, Austin Metropolitan Area
•Listed, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009-2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Speaker, National Health Care - The Debate Continues, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Health Care Conference, Dallas, TX, January 12, 2012
•Moderator, Legislative Panel, 2010 Texas Managed Care Conference and Trade Show, San Antonio, TX, November 9-11, 2010
•Panelist, Texas Political Landscape, Austin, TX, September 24, 2010
•Speaker, John Peter Smith Health Network Healthcare Summit, Fort Worth, TX, August 23, 2010
•Speaker, Texas Association of Life & Health Insurers 2010 Round Up, San Antonio, TX, August 1-4, 2010
•Speaker, Federal Health Insurance Requirements, AGC of Texas Management Conference, Maui, HI, June 16-20, 2010
•Speaker, Texas Politics: A Forecast, Texas Association of Life & Health Insurers Regulatory Round Table, Austin, TX, April 6-7, 2010
•Panelist, Skating Forward Toward Healthcare Reform, Austin Human Resource Management Association, February 28, 2010
•Speaker, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Conference, January 14, 2010
•Co-Author, The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act and the Future of the SChip Program in Today's Economic Climate, Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc., February 2009

Noteworthy Experience

•Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Texas, 1982-1985

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

10.29.14 Greenberg Traurig Expands Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice, Adds Fred E. Karlinsky as Practice Co-Chair and Richard J. Fidei as Shareholder

10.23.14 Honorable Senate President pro Tempore, Darrell Steinberg to Join Greenberg Traurig

09.09.14 28 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America

07.15.14 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide

05.28.14 Twelve Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

11.01.13 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' for Government Relations and Litigation-Real Estate Practices by U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2014 Best Law Firms Edition

08.19.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

08.15.13 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

06.10.13 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in Chambers USA Guide 2013


06.24.13 Update on the 83rd Texas Legislature

06.17.13 Two Significant Pieces of Insurance Legislation Passed During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session and How They Will Impact Businesses in Texas

11.08.12 Texas Election Analysis

07.20.11 Texas Passes Major Health Care Related Legislation During Special Session

07.22.10 The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

06.18.10 Interim Final Rules Issued for 'Grandfathered' Health Plans

03.04.10 Texas Primary Election News


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Office Information

Thomas J. Bond

300 West 6th Street, Suite 2050
AustinTX 78701


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