Thomas Hess Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Thomas Hess

Thomas Hess

Attorney at Law

Miami
Florida
Licensed in
FL
University of Miami
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
About
I was in-house/general counsel and compliance director for a US satellite telecommunications and global entertainment company with major operating subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. In this role, I have provided high-level legal guidance, regulatory/compliance guidance (FCPA; Anti-Money Laundering; Export Control), and corporate governance to companies in the United States, Spain, Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, China/Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and UAE.
31
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Tom Hess led the charge at my company to improve all contracts and agreements with vendors, suppliers and clients. He streamlined the corporate risk identification and reporting processes throughout the company. He has keen knowledge of commercial law, corporate policy and procedures, and has common sense. He is very flexible when encountering strong differences of opinion. Works extremely well with difficult personalities. Coordinates and manages a diverse range of assignments of legal matters sent to outside counsel. Michael A. DeCarlo, Jr., C.P.A., C.F.O. & Executive V.P. Finance"

Outsourced Company/Corporate General Counsel
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I have known and worked with Thomas Hess since 2005 with several different companies. With all these companies, Mr. Hess has proven to be a valuable asset to each organization, he is dedicated, responsive, committed, intelligent, creative and always willing to find the best and most accommodating approach with each different situation and task. He was instrumental in negotiating a number of different challenging and complicated contracts along with managing all of our government affairs. Tom was tasked with a number of challenging projects and always successfully delivered within the expected time frames. Christopher Ivory Chief Commercial Officer AST&Science"

Commercial Contracts & Negotiations
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Thomas J Hess, P.A.

Principal Attorney

Jan 2003 - Present

Specializes in transactional, international, real estate (commercial and residential), business, and corporate law. Serves as (out sourced) general counsel to several companies.

Jan 2003 - Present

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.

Compliance Officer

Jul 2016 - Aug 2018

Public Company. Directed global (US) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance; Global Anti-corruption; Global Anti-Money Laundering compliance; Export sanctions and licensing compliance (OFAC; BIS)

Jul 2016 - Aug 2018

Emerging Markets Communications, LLC

General Counsel

Apr 2012 - Jul 2016

General Counsel of a global telecommunications company with major operating subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Company was purchased by Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. in July 2016.

Apr 2012 - Jul 2016

US CENTRAL COMMAND, MacDill, AFB, Tampa, FL

Action/Staff Officer

Oct 2011 - Oct 2012

Assigned to US Military Middle East Operations Directorate; mobilized/activated for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Global War on Terrorism; 9/11)

Oct 2011 - Oct 2012

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