Thomas J. Dawson, III Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Medical Management and Public Health

Specialty Focus: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Healthcare Pricing, Healthcare Delivery & Financing, Reasonable Value Analysis, Medicaid & Medicare, Affordable Care Act

Education: Juris Doctorate , George Washington University, School of Law; Master of Public Health, George Washington University, School of Public Health; Master of Art in Philosophy (Philosophy of Social Science /Medical Ethics), University of Florida; Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy / Biology, Morehouse College

Years in Practice: 20+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 30+


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Thomas (Tom) J. Dawson III, ESQ., MPH, MA is the founder and CEO of TD&P Consulting, Inc., a health policy firm focused on health reform and its impact on private and public health insurance markets. With over 23 years in healthcare policy, Mr. Dawson has served on Capitol Hill, at the Department of Labor, and with for-profits and non-profits in the private sector. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Dawson served as the Health Care Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business. In this role, he provided guidance on healthcare reform, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement policy and commercial health insurance markets. Mr. Dawson also provided policy guidance to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Health Care Task Force and drafted legislation relevant to the health science industry and small businesses. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Dawson served as a pension law specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). His responsibilities included advising senior leadership on health care and pension issues affecting ERISA-covered employee benefit plans. He also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Program Operations, and a trial attorney with the Office of the Solicitor in the Pension Benefits Security Division. Prior to joining EBSA, Mr. Dawson managed government relations for Financial Executives International, working with senior executives on public policy, strategic planning, and legislative strategy in health care and retirement income policy. As an associate with Health Policy Analysts, Inc., Mr. Dawson served as senior staff to the Corporate Health Care Coalition and the Employer Health Care Innovation Project. He has also been on the frontlines of healthcare as a provider relations associate, physician contract negotiator, and health insurance broker. Mr. Dawson holds an active Bar license in the District of Columbia.