Thomas McCarthy is a partner in the international trade practice at Akin Gump. Thomas McCarthy has an extensive background in counseling clients on international trade practice. He has helped clients in various industries successfully develop and implement compliance programs, conduct internal reviews, audits, and investigations, negotiate settlements, litigate trade-related cases before the US Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, draft license applications, ruling requests, and complete Focused Assessments.

Currently, Mr. McCarthy is involved in the International Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar and the sits as a board of directors for Citizen Effect, a nonprofit organization dedicated to microinfrastructure projects in India and Africa.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. McCarthy served as a summer clerk for the Honorable Clarence Newcomer of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. Thomas earned his Bachelors degree at the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to entering law school, Thomas spent four years as a US naval officer.