Tom joined AMD in January 1995, and was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary until 2003. Today, Tom is Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, and Chief Administrative Officer, and his current leadership responsibilities include Legal, Business Development, Employee Communications, International Policy and Government and Community Affairs, Corporate Secretary, Environmental Health and Safety, and Global Real Estate. During his tenure at AMD, he has also had leadership responsibility for Human Resources and for Information Technology. Prior to joining the company, he spent 17 years at O'Melveny & Myers, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the U.S., where he specialized in business litigation.
Tom holds an undergraduate degree in history from Stanford University
and a law degree from the University of Southern California. He clerked
for the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, served on the board of directors
of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and co-founded the California
General Counsel's Association. He is a frequent speaker on the principles
and responsibilities of leadership.