Jim Thomas is a Washington, D.C. attorney, author, speaker, trainer, and one of
the most acclaimed and respected negotiators in the United States.
For the past 30 years, Mr. Thomas' law practice has focused exclusively on
negotiating. His negotiating experience encompasses domestic and international
business transactions, arms control, the environment, trade and diplomacy, real
estate, mergers and acquisitions, labor relations, criminal and family issues, and
a host of other fields. His clients include most of the Fortune 500, as well as nonprofit
groups, professional and trade associations, and federal, state, and local
Among Mr. Thomas' recent negotiating projects are the Phelps Dodge-Freeport,
Symantec-Veritas, SKF-Macrotech, and Capitol One-Hibernia acquisitions. He
was a member of the United States' negotiating team in the successful
Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) negotiations with the former Soviet Union. He
also serves on the United States' WTO (formerly GATT) negotiating team.
In 1977 Mr. Thomas began a series of pre-negotiation briefings for clients that
had the fortuitous side effect of dramatically improving attendees' negotiating
skills. This material was made available to the general public as a workshop in
1982. Since then, Mr. Thomas' seminars have become some of the leading
negotiation training programs in the world. They are recipients of a number of
ASTD and NAPM awards for excellence.
Mr. Thomas' book, Negotiate to Win, is a HarperCollins international bestseller
in 13 languages. Mr. Thomas is the author of scores of articles about negotiating,
a frequent guest on television and radio, a regular commentator on Fox
News and MSNBC, and a popular speaker and trainer for corporate, government,
trade, and professional groups. Mr. Thomas is an Adjunct Professor at The
Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the faculty of Trump
University and the University of Washington's Pacific Coast Banking School.
Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and The
Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife Jacqueline reside in
Washington, DC and on Sunset Beach Island, North Carolina..
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