Nancy Thomas is a member and former co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, particularly the defense of consumer class actions and financial services litigation. She has defended claims brought under federal banking laws and regulations, as well as state unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes, particularly the California Unfair Competition Law.
Ms. Thomas has repeatedly won early dismissal or significant narrowing of class action suits challenging credit card and mortgage practices, including on federal preemption grounds and through motions to strike class claims. As part of her practice, Ms. Thomas has gained expertise in CAFA removal, arbitration, and complex electronic discovery issues.
She also regularly counsels clients on compliance and regulatory matters, including remediation scoping and execution, UDAAP analysis, and vendor management.
Ms. Thomas is recognized by Legal 500 US as a top financial services litigator, and by Benchmark Litigation as a leading California litigator. She also earned a place on the Benchmark Litigation and Euromoney Media Group lists of the Top 250 Women in Litigation. Ms. Thomas is an editor and contributing author of the firm’s award-winning quarterly financial services newsletter.
Ms. Thomas is a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. She also is a member of the board of directors for Hathaway-Sycamores Children and Family Services, Inc., an organization that provides services to thousands of at-risk children and families each year.
During law school, Ms. Thomas was an associate editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.