Thomas A. Hart, Jr. is Director of the Firm’s Government Relations Practice and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Services Group. He has extensive experience in corporate law, federal and local government affairs, telecommunications, IP, financial services and commercial real estate. Mr. Hart served as a lobbyist and advisor to federal, state and local elected officials.
Education and Honors
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1980)
- Brown University (B.S., 1977)
Major: Economics & Political Science.
Clerk for The Honorable Judge McMillian, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.
District of Columbia,
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional and Civic Activities
Lead Counsel, Astroline v. FCC (Seminal Decision of Sup. Ct. (1989)).
Telecommunication Development Fund, created by the Telecommunications Act (1996) (Founder and Vice Chairman).
U.S. High Speed Rail Association (Vice President for Government Affairs and General Counsel).
Telecommunications Advocacy Project (Chairman) (Non-profit Promoting Tech and Emerging Companies).
Anthony Bowen YMCA (Member, Board of Directors).
On the Potomac Productions (President) (TV Production and Syndication).
National TV Programs include:
- The Making of a Holiday (re-released, 2012).
- Believe: The Barack Obama Story (2008).
- James Brown: The Man, The Music & The Message (1993).
American Music Awards (Associate Producer, 1991-1993).
World Cup Opening Ceremony (Talent Coordinator, 1994).
Olympic Flag Jam (Associate Producer, 1996).
African-American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) (Board Member).
National Bankers Association (Outside Counsel, 1998-2008).
World Bank and IMF (Advisor, Domestic and International Programs).