Thomas brings to his client relationships and practice experience with litigation in federal and state courts in New York and throughout the United States, and in private mediations and arbitrations. He has handled numerous temporary restraining orders, depositions, trials, and appeals. Thomas has particular experience representing financial institutions, private equity firms, hedge funds, and broker-dealers in civil litigation, including individuals and companies facing securities law claims brought by the government or plaintiffs' bar. This experience includes being on the teams involved in mortgage-backed securities litigation.
Thomas began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he was a litigation associate for six years. There he gained valuable trial experience through his involvement in such matters as a $100 million-plus jury trial, a multi-billion-dollar non-products asbestos coverage dispute fought in a multiphase bench trial, and a bankruptcy confirmation hearing of a 524(g) plan on behalf of the same insurer. During law school, Thomas worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and for a judge in the Southern District of New York.
Thomas's experience includes representation of the following clients: