Tom Boyd concentrates his practice on public policy and regulatory matters. As shown below, he is Chambers rated globally in Privacy and domestically in Government Affairs. 

In particular, Tom counsels and represents clients on privacy, financial services, electronic commerce, and other legislative and related regulatory issues. Among his clients are financial service companies such as banks, credit card issuers, insurance companies, online broker dealers and other companies engaged in electronic commerce. He advises them on public policy matters before Congress and the Executive Branch, and he helps guide them through the increasingly complex regulatory obligations associated with privacy compliance.

Before entering private practice, Tom held several high-ranking government positions. In 1988, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be an Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice and, in 1989, President George H. W. Bush named him to head the Department's Office of Policy Development. After leaving government service, Tom served as deputy general counsel and managed the DC office for Kemper Corporation. He also ran the Legislative Affairs Office of the Investment Company Institute (ICI) for two years before entering private practice. Tom has published over 45 legal, political and creative commentaries in a range of national publications, including law reviews, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily and The Boston Globe.

Tom also serves as counsel to the National Business Coalition on E-Commerce and Privacy, an organization of a dozen name-brand companies and associations formed in 2000 to support the enactment of consistent state and federal laws that support the growth of electronic commerce in a way that achieves a reasonable and practical balance between the legitimate privacy interests of both business and consumers.

Among its members are Experian, Principal Financial Group, the Investment Company Institute, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Deere & Company, Inc., JP Morgan Chase, Ally Financial, Inc., Vanguard Group, Bank of America and Visa.