Tom is a corporate partner with the international law firm Linklaters LLP, and has been based in London for over 15 years. In addition to matters of US corporate law, Tom co-leads Linklaters’ practice that focuses on risk, regulation and governance. Tom is the past Chair of Linklaters' Global Corporate Responsibility Committee and a former member of its international board. Tom has been recognised as Diversity Champion of the Year in 2013, was Black British Business Leader of the Year for Professional Services in 2014 and is on the Black Power List reflecting the most influential black people in Britain for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Tom is originally from the United States and was educated at New York University, where he received his Juris Doctor and MBA in Finance, and the University of Southern California where he did his undergraduate studies in political science and international relations.