Tom Josefiak joined the firm in 2008. Tom previously served as the Chief Counsel of the RNC. He was responsible for the day-to-day legal operations of the RNC including ensuring that all activities of the RNC, its officers and employees complied with applicable federal and state election laws. Tom served in various legal positions at the RNC from 1992 until 1995 when he became the Chief Counsel. In May of 2003, Tom was asked to serve as General Counsel for Bush-Cheney ’04, where he was responsible for all of the campaign’s legal matters. Following the 2004 election, he served as General Counsel to the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee. At the conclusion of the 2005 Inauguration, he returned to the RNC as Chief Counsel. Tom joined the firm after serving as Of Counsel at the Republican National Committee and Of Counsel to the 2008 Republican National Convention.
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed Tom to a six-year term as Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). He served as FEC Chairman during the 1988 presidential election, and as Vice Chairman of the FEC and Chairman of the Finance Committee in 1987. Prior to his appointment as FEC Commissioner, Tom was Special Deputy to the Secretary of the Senate from 1981 to 1985, representing the Secretary as a full-time, Ex-Officio Commissioner at the FEC. As Special Counsel to the Minority of the Committee on House Administration from 1977 to 1979, he assisted Republican members in proposing and amending election law legislation, resulting in the passage of the 1979 amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act. He was Counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee from 1977 to 1980, and served as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Rep. Silvio Conte (R-Mass). Tom, a U.S. Army veteran, is a native of Adams, Mass., a graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut and Georgetown University Law School.
(*Tom is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Tom’s practice is limited to matters of federal law.)