- Labor & Employment
- Privacy & Data Security
- Energy Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0716|
|University ||Towson State University, B.S.; National Moot Court Team|
|Law School||Howard University School of Law, J.D.; Member, Howard Law Journal|
|Admitted||2000, Maryland and New Jersey; 2001, District of Columbia|
Chair, Hearing Committee, Board on Professional Responsibility for the District of Columbia
Former Chair, Young Lawyer Section, District of Columbia Bar
Former Chair, High-Tech Committee for the Labor and Employment Section, District of Columbia Bar
Former Chair, Host Committee, Young Lawyer Division's Spring Conference, American Bar Association
|Born||Landover, Maryland, March 5, 1973|
Thomas Bundy handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including class and collective actions. Thomas regularly represents Fortune 500 companies across the country in numerous trials, arbitrations and alternative forms of dispute resolution. His practice spans the spectrum of litigation areas, including labor and employment, real estate, government contracts, privacy law, product liability and insurance coverage disputes.
While Thomas' practice is commercial in nature, he focuses on traditional employment issues such as: civil rights litigation, including discrimination and harassment; wage and hour disputes; whistleblower claims; trade secret protections; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Dodd-Frank compliance; and employment due diligence and audits. Thomas co-chairs Sutherland's Employment Group, which is at the forefront of defending employers against worker classification disputes, including federal and state wage and hour cases. To learn more about the latest classification news and information, including access to helpful federal and state resources and articles, please visit http://workerclassification.com/ .
Sutherland represents aviation publisher in air crash claims cases.
Sutherland handles ERISA litigation for Fortune 100 company.
Awards and Rankings
fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2012)
Founding Member, DC Bar Foundation's Young Lawyers Network (2011)
Recipient, DC Diverse Partner Network, Outstanding Achievement Award (2010)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
SEC Gives Insider Outside Bounty for Whistleblowing
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Robert D. Owen, March 27, 2015
On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a whistleblower at least $475,000 for providing original, high-quality information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower is a former company officer, which is particularly noteworthy since officers...
New Jersey Creates More Difficult Independent Contractor Test for State Wage Law Purposes
Thomas R. Bundy,Matt Gatewood,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,H. Karl Zeswitz, February 13, 2015
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey articulated the test to be used in determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for purposes of the state’s Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law. Any company that contracts with independent contractors in New Jersey...
The Court Mows Down Yard-Man - The Supreme Court Rejects Claim for Lifetime Retiree Benefits
Thomas R. Bundy,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman, February 13, 2015
The Supreme Court, in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett,1 held that courts cannot infer an employer’s intent to vest welfare benefits from ambiguous or silent collective bargaining agreements, but instead courts must use ordinary contract principles to discern employer intent. The decision was...
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