Tom Davis

Holland & Knight
Washington, D.C.

Practice Area: Government

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    “Mr. Davis has a unique understanding of the industry.”
    “We are always especially impressed with how customer focused he is and how he builds client relationships.”


    "I think it is important to understand the totality of the client’s concerns and to offer as many options as possible for a successful resolution. Approaching a problem without a Plan B or a Plan C limits the chances for success. Managing the client’s expectations and communicating honestly both good news and bad is critical to fulfilling your responsibilities as well."

    – Tom Davis


    Tom Davis is a Washington, D.C., attorney who focuses his practice on handling a variety of congressional and regulatory affairs, including congressional investigations, land use and legislative strategy.

    Mr. Davis served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. He served as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2003 to 2007, where he led a number of high-profile investigations. In addition, Mr. Davis was elected chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and served in that role from 1999 to 2002. When he joined Congress, Mr. Davis was the first freshman representative in 50 years to hold a subcommittee chairmanship, taking the gavel of the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia.

    While in Congress, Mr. Davis was a chief author of more than 100 pieces of legislation that became law, including the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), D.C. “Control Board” Act, District of Columbia College Access Program, D.C. Revitalization Act, Federal Acquisition Reform Act (FARA), National Capital Transportation Amendments Act (Washington Metro Authorization), Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Y2K Act (tort reform). He also presided over 150 hearings and investigations culminating in reports which included Hurricane Katrina, steroid use in professional baseball and contracting in Iraq.

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