Government Experience

  • Counsel to the Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • District of Columbia


  • LL.B., Georgetown University Law Center, 1963
  • A.B., Providence College, 1959


  • District of Columbia Bar Association

    Rhode Island Bar Association

    American Bar Association
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Thomas H. Quinn


Tom Quinn is a member of Venable's Legislative and Government Affairs Group focusing on legislative and administrative matters, with an emphasis on financial services, insurance, health care, defense, appropriations, and matters involving the Federal Reserve Board, the Comptroller of the Currency, the United States Treasury and the Banking, Finance, Commerce, Energy, and Ways and Means Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

With over 50 years' experience, Tom has been a force on the hill for decades and took part in drafting legislation that is still crucial for the economy today. Tom began his career as counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency in the U.S. Treasury Department. In this role, he was actively involved in the development and facilitation of federal policy and legislation related to banking practices in the United States, including the first Glass-Steagall Reform. Immediately prior to joining Venable as a general partner, Tom served as a general partner at O'Connor & Hannan, LLP.


Tom has been an active participant in political affairs. He served in the presidential campaigns of the late Hubert H. Humphrey and Edward M. Kennedy, and has been continuously active in efforts supporting the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Tom served on the Board of International Broadcasting from 1974 to 1982, having been appointed by Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. In 1993, Tom was appointed by President Clinton as the Alternate U.S. Observer to the International Fund for Ireland.