Thomas E. Wilson specializes in complex white collar criminal and civil litigation. He has represented large corporate entities, national trade associations, and individuals in complex criminal, civil and regulatory matters. Mr. Wilson's practice has included significant court cases in civil and criminal matters tried both to the bench and to jury verdicts, and administrative proceedings tried before Administrative Law Judges. Mr. Wilson has also represented clients in civil and criminal matters in complex cases argued before numerous of the United States Courts of Appeals around the country, including the District of Columbia, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Wilson has successfully represented clients in the following contexts: A nationally known government contractor in connection with the 2007 incident at the Nissour Square, Baghdad, Iraq, which required three deployments to Iraq; matters for a government contractor requiring deployments to Afghanistan and West Africa; CIA Costa Rica Station Chief Joseph F. Fernandez in the Iran-Contra affair; Assistant to President George H. W. Bush for Political Affairs in the Independent Counsel Investigation into the Clinton Passport Search matter; a former Acting Assistant Secretary of State in a matter arising out the Clinton Passport Search affair; the Chief of the 1950s/early 1960s CIA's drug testing program known as MKULTRA; President of a large agricultural entity in the Independent Counsel Investigation involving former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy; a Maryland Bank President in a major bank-fraud prosecution; a senior member of Congress in an investigation centered around the "Big Dig" in Boston, Massachusetts; a prominent political figure in the Campaign Finance inquiry before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee; agricultural cooperatives in complex civil litigation in courts throughout the United States, including Virginia, New York, Idaho, California and Oregon; officers in a metals brokerage firm in a RCRA investigation in Phoenix and Tuscon, Arizona; radiation oncologists in a physician self-referral investigation in Atlanta, Georgia; officers in a prominent ocean-going towing company in an investigation in Miami, Florida; and, officers in a major industrial valve company in a matter that involved concurrent litigation in Oklahoma, Texas and London, UK. Mr. Wilson has also been lead counsel in numerous other complex litigation matters spanning multiple jurisdictions.
Mr. Wilson also spent part of his career assisting a national insurance trade associate in various legislative matters before the Banking Committees of the both Houses of Congress. Mr. Wilson has also assisted clients concerned about agricultural labor issues before both Houses of Congress. On several occasions, Mr. Wilson was called to provide testimony as an expert on certain matters before various Committees of the House.
Mr. Wilson hold degrees from Georgetown University (A.B. (History) 1964), Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1967), and Columbia University (M.B.A. 1970). Mr. Wilson is a Fellow of the C.S. Lewis Institute (2001 and 2003).
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army (1967 - 69) completing his active duty military service with the 5th Special Forces (Airborne), 1st Special Forces Regiment, Republic of Vietnam (1968-69).
Security Clearance - Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (Current).