Ms. Thomas is a partner with a labor and employment practice. She focuses her practice on advice, counseling, representation and litigation, including class action litigation, in sophisticated areas of employment law. Ms. Thomas has worked extensively with financial institutions and their senior executives. She has substantial background in conducting and overseeing independent investigations for publicly traded, regulated, private and public employers, including managing issues of privilege and work product. Ms. Thomas also advises companies on how to deal with work place catastrophes, whistleblowing and investigative results. Her practice includes related intellectual property protection and business matters, such as mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Thomas advises and litigates regarding a wide range of employment issues, including harassment, wage and hour payment and compliance, hiring, discipline, termination, EEO, privacy rights, trade secrets, non-competition, workforce restructuring, and personnel policies. She has worked with private and public employers, including school districts and higher education institutions. She has counseled employers in high profile matters, including related internal and external public relations. Ms. Thomas is also active in community service and pro-bono matters.