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Tina M. Thomas is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where she practices in the White Collar Defense and International Arbitration practice groups. In her White Collar Defense practice, Ms. Thomas handles major internal investigations of sexual misconduct at schools and other institutions; the representation of individual clients charged with financial fraud; and the advisement of leading technology companies on privacy and data protection issues. In her International Arbitration practice, Ms. Thomas represents foreign nations and companies in international disputes, especially those relating to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Ms. Thomas also maintains an active pro bono practice, specializing in criminal defense and voting rights issues. Among her matters, she represents indigent criminal defendants in the Washington, DC metro area. She also advises the National Redistricting Foundation on litigation to challenge partisan and racial gerrymanders.

  • Handled independent investigations of sexual misconduct for Choate Rosemary Hall, The Brearley School, and other institutions.
  • Represents the United States Olympic Committee in connection with sexual abuse issues.
  • Advised leading technology company in connection with legal demands for user data from U.S. law enforcement agencies.
  • Represented individual charged with white-collar crimes in federal appeals court.
  • Advises clients on public international law and investment issues related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Pro Bono

  • Represented plaintiff wrongfully convicted and exonerated after serving more than 30 years in prison in a § 1983 action against the City of New Orleans, members of the New Orleans Police Department, and the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office, which led to a successful monetary settlement.
  • Represents indigent individuals charged with felonies in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Represents individual plaintiffs in a case against the U.S. Department of Commerce and Census Bureau for the decision to add a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
  • Advises the National Redistricting Foundation on litigation to challenge racial and partisan gerrymandering.

Previous Experience

  • Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Paralegal Specialist (2009-2011)
  • Represented indigent clients in criminal proceedings in Louisiana and Connecticut state courts and in federal district court.
  • Successfully represented clients in class action suit on immigration detention, including through oral argument in federal district court.