Thomas R. Bundy, III
Thomas Bundy handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including class and collective actions. He 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 his practice is commercial in nature, Thomas 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), Dodd-Frank compliance; and employment due diligence and audits. Thomas co-chairs Lawrence & Bundy’s Employment Group, which is at the forefront of defending employers against worker classification disputes, including federal and state wage and hour cases.
Outside of his practice, Thomas is devoted to causes that are meaningful to him. He serves as General Counsel for the Board of Directors for the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. He also has given numerous speeches on the significance of diversity at symposiums championing inclusion.
- J.D., Howard University School of Law, Member, Howard Law Journal, National Moot Court Team
- B.S., Towson State University
Maryland, Washington D.C.
Obtained summary judgment for a large international paper-manufacturing company in a case seeking in excess of $10 million for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Represented aviation publisher in air crash claims cases.
Handled ERISA litigation for Fortune 100 company.
Represented large county school system in multi-million dollar ERISA class action.
Represented call service client in wage and hour and WARN agency review.
Represented large radio station in school harassment claims.
Served as coordinating counsel for a large transportation company in misclassification actions brought by state agencies.
Defended a financial services company in an ongoing FLSA collective action filed by a former insurance adjuster who alleged that the Company misclassified its adjusters as exempt, failing to pay overtime.
Represented a large energy company in an internal investigation and litigation of whistleblower and sex discrimination claims.
Defended a Fortune 100 company against state regulator claims of worker misclassification.
Represented a large insurance company in the Mid-Atlantic in employee benefits litigation under ERISA and state common laws.
Served as lead counsel for several Fortune 100 companies handling employee benefits litigation.
Awards and Rankings
Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, D.C. Diverse Partner Network
Recipient, Legal Elite Award, Washington SmartCEO Magazine
Recipient, Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Bar Association for the District of Columbia
Recipient, Star of the Quarter Award, American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
Recipient, Top D.C. Lawyer Award (“Young Gun” category), Washington Business Journal
Recipient, Disability Rights Section Award for Excellence, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Founding Member, D.C. Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network
Board Member, D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility
Board Member, Council for Court Excellence
Chair, Hearing Committee, Board on Professional Responsibility for the District of Columbia
Former Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
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
Four Burning Questions about Medical Marijuana (July 2015)
Integrating the Cultures—and Employment Laws—of Your Multinational Workforce in the Global Economy (April 2015)
BYOD and Social Media: An Employer’s Perspective (August 2014)
Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Post-Concepcion (Spring 2013)
‘Like’ It Or Not: Broker-Dealers And Social Media Access (June 28, 2012)
U.S. District Court Retroactively Applies Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Restriction to Bar Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement (March 2011)
Case Study: Arrigo v. Blue Fish (February 22, 2010)
Protecting the Contractor Model (Fall 2009)
First 100 Days and Labor Law (May 1, 2009)
Reprinted with permission from Daily Report
Lessons Learned From Worker Classification Cases (November 14, 2008)
Reprinted with permission Employment Law 360
Worker Misclassification: The Next Big Legal Concern? (Winter 2007)
Reprinted with permission from Employee Relations Law Journal, Wrights Reprints
Reviewing and Updating Your Employer Compliance Checklists (Spring 2013)
Webinar: Top 10 Employer Resolutions for 2015 (February 19, 2015)
37th Annual Texas Banking Conference (March 2011)
Selecting and Utilizing Expert Witnesses (October 2010)
2nd Annual Council on Litigation Management Seminar in Bermuda
Protecting Your Confidential Information from Disclosure to Your Competitors (April 2009)
Texas Oil and Gas
D.C. Labor & Employment Law Section Seminars – The Internet, E-mail & Workplace Misconduct: Preventing and Litigating Harassment, Discrimination & Discipline Claims
D.C. Labor & Employment Law Section Seminars – Injunctive Relief in the High-Tech Era: Enforcing Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Covenants