Thomas P. Feddo
Thomas P. Feddo is a senior advisor at Capstone. He is a highly experienced and respected leader in national security, cross-border investment and international trade, government investigations, and technology. Tom most recently served until January 2021 as the first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security, leading and overseeing the interagency national security review and clearance process for cross-border investments through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Before his Senate confirmation in September 2019, Tom served the Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security. Tom led the effective review and clearance of more than 500 cross-border business transactions totaling over $400 billion, including some of the largest in the Committee’s history. These business deals often involved cutting-edge industries, including advanced manufacturing, semiconductors, biotechnology, energy, aerospace, information and communications technology, and sensitive data collection.
From January 2016 until May 2019, Tom practiced law as a partner in the international trade group of Alston & Bird LLP, representing clients that spanned Fortune 500 companies, global financial institutions, investment firms, and other entities. From February 2009 to January 2016, Tom was the Assistant Director for Enforcement at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he led the U.S. Government’s economic sanctions enforcement efforts, including investigations related to major corporations and financial institutions. Before OFAC, Tom served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the U.S. Navy, advising on legal and policy matters involving the full range of general business and commercial law for the Navy and Marine Corps.
Tom previously worked as a majority oversight counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, leading major investigations related to public health, energy, the environment, consumer protection, telecommunications, trade, and homeland security from 2003 to 2007. He also practiced patent and trademark law at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, and clerked at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Tom holds a Juris Doctor, with honors, from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree, with merit, in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.