Tom was developing multi-million dollar wind energy projects in the Northeast United States when he learned firsthand how New York’s legal environment stifles economic development. Tom was attempting to hire a local construction crew in Western New York, but the insurance costs were too high, pushing him and his company, Horizon Wind Energy, to develop projects in other states. Tom soon discovered that New York’s liability environment was driving these insurance costs and he joined the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in 2011. Since then, LRANY has grown and Tom has become a leading expert in the field of legal reform. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, and has been interviewed by broadcast media outlets across the state including, Fox News and WNYC. Prior to his work developing wind farms for Horizon Wind Energy, Tom worked for PBS flagship station WGBH-TV.