Scott Thomas joined Blank Rome in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Thomas served as an FEC Commissioner from 1986 to 2006. He was appointed to the FEC for three consecutive terms, first by President Reagan in 1986, then by President Bush in 1991, and again by President Clinton in 1997. He served as Chairman in 1987, 1993, 1999, and 2005.
From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Thomas served as Executive Assistant to former FEC Commissioner Tom Harris, and from 1980 to 1983 as an FEC Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement. He began his legal career as a staff attorney with the FEC in 1977.
Mr. Thomas also has general experience in areas of election law other than campaign finance, stemming from the FEC's Office of Election Administration and his work with election officials here and abroad. Additionally, his involvement with the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws and various governmental bodies over the years has provided him with a breadth of knowledge on ethics and lobbying rules.