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
--Policy and regulation
Professional and Community Involvement
-- Founding Board Member, The Federation of Regulatory Counsel
-- Member, American Bar Association
-- Member, State Bar of Colorado
-- Member, State Bar of Texas
Awards and Recognition
-- Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law, 2007-2015 and 2017
– "Lawyer of the Year," Government Law and Policy, Austin, 2014
– "Lawyer of the Year," Insurance, Austin, 2011
-- Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016
-- Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance
-- Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2016
-- 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
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1982
M.F.A, Bowling Green State University, 1973
B.A., English, Baylor University, 1969