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 establishment of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, the 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.
•Policy and regulation
•Catastrophe Planning & Response
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law; Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2007-2015 and 2017-2019
• Lawyer of the Year, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Austin, 2019
• Lawyer of the Year, Government Law and Policy, Austin, 2014
• Lawyer of the Year, Insurance, Austin, 2011
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2019
•Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, Top Listed - Government Relations, 2018
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2018
•Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Healthcare - Health Insurers, 2014-2015
•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
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
You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.