Thomas Bondy

Thomas M. Bondy is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice group, where he represents clients in appellate courts around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Before entering private practice, Mr. Bondy served as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2012 to 2015. In that role, Mr. Bondy oversaw the Bureau’s nationwide civil litigation docket, and advised the FBI’s Director, Deputy Director and other executive management officials regarding sensitive litigation issues. Prior to serving at the FBI, Mr. Bondy spent 26 years with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, as an appellate litigator and supervisor. In that capacity, Mr. Bondy oversaw the court of appeals and Supreme Court work of the Appellate Staff’s attorneys across the full range of U.S. government subject areas; personally briefed and orally argued more than one hundred cases in all of the federal courts of appeals and several state appellate courts; and drafted dozens of U.S. Supreme Court merits briefs, amicus briefs, certiorari petitions, and oppositions to certiorari petitions. Mr. Bondy received the Justice Department’s John Marshall Award for outstanding appellate advocacy, as well as the Attorney General’s Award for furthering the interests of U.S. national security, and he has also served as an instructor at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute. Before joining DOJ, Mr. Bondy clerked for then-Judge (now U.S. Supreme Court Justice) Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Bondy holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and a B.Sc. from McGill University (in Montreal, Canada) with a major in mathematics.

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