- 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
The Ninth Circuit Raises Pleading Standards for FLSA Plaintiffs
James J. Briody,Thomas R. Bundy,Lee C. Davis,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, December 10, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit makes pleading Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations more difficult by applying the heightened standard in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009).
Largest SEC Whistleblower Award Could Have Been Larger
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, October 1, 2014
On September 22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest-ever whistleblower award, more than double last year’s record-breaking award. According to the Order, the award, which will likely exceed $30 million, could have been even larger if the whistleblower had...
Insurance Industry Sweeps Retained Asset Account Doubleheader
Frederick R. Bellamy,Thomas R. Bundy,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn, September 1, 2014
On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in Vander Luitgaren v. Sun Life Ass. Co. of Canada, No. 13¿2090, 2014 WL 4197947 (1st Cir. Aug. 26, 2014), that an insurer, acting as a claims administrator, properly discharges its duties under the Employee Retirement Income...
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