Thomas Bondy

Thomas M. Bondy has been an attorney with the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Appellate Staff since 1986. In that capacity, he is responsible for briefing and arguing a wide variety of cases on behalf of the United States in all of the federal courts of appeals, including but not limited to matters involving the Constitution, anti-terrorism and national security, the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Freedom of Information Act, administrative law, and government benefits. Mr. Bondy has also participated in briefing numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court in conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General. Mr. Bondy has been a Civil Division, Appellate Staff supervisor since 2001, and currently holds the position of Assistant Director. Mr. Bondy received a B.Sc. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a major in Mathematics, in 1980, and a J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law in 1985. After law school, Mr. Bondy served as a judicial law clerk in 1985-1986 for Judge (now Justice) Anthony M. Kennedy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Bondy is the recipient of the Justice Department’s John Marshall award for outstanding legal achievement in the handling of appeals, and serves as DOJ representative on the D.C. Circuit’s advisory committee on rules and procedures.