Thomas is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. His practice area primarily focuses on cybersecurity and regulatory law. He has advised a full array of clients, from start-ups to established corporations, on a range of cybersecurity issues, including regulatory compliance, the acquisition and recoupment of cyber insurance before and after an incident, the legal responsibilities in lieu of a data breach, and more. Thomas also has litigation experience with respect to general business disputes and routinely advises clients on regulatory matters concerning the Federal Trade Commission. He enjoys speaking and writing on the continuous evolution of cybersecurity law.

Thomas is a Nashville native who graduated from Father Ryan High School. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated magna cum laude from the Chancellor’s Honors Program with a degree in Political Science. Thomas went on to attend law school at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he participated in Moot Court. He competed in UT College of Law’s oldest Moot Court competition, Advocates’ Prize, where he won the distinction of Best Appellate Brief and was overall runner-up. Thomas also received recognition for obtaining the highest grade in more than one writing-intensive course during his time in law school.

Thomas lives in Nashville with his wife, Alexandra, and their dog, Oliver. In his free time, Thomas is an avid runner and voracious reader.

Education:

    • University of Tennessee, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2012
    • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. 2015
      • Moot Court Participant and Board Member
      • Pro Bono Volunteer

Bar Admissions:

    • Tennessee

Professional Memberships:

    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
      • Member of ABA Privacy and Information Security Committee
      • Member of the Young Lawyers Division: Antitrust Law Committee
      • Member of the ABA Big Data & AI Task Force

Professional Engagements:

    • Tennessee Attorney Memo Business Law Conference: 2018
    • Tennessee Attorney Memo 2018 Cybersecurity Webinar
    • One of 29 US Experts for DataGuidance on their Privacy Intelligence Platform
    • Numerous corporate speaking engagements on cybersecurity legal considerations companies must consider

Publications:

    • Advanced Persistent Security:Privilege: The Before and After of a Breach
    • Judy Selby Consulting: Is South Carolina’s Adoption of the NAIC Model a Sign of What’s to Come? Co-Author
    • DataGuidance: Ohio Data Protection Overview Note
    • DataGuidance: USA: Multi-State AG Enforcement of HIPAA — A Sign of What’s to Come?
    • Contributing author to American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust’s Report on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning