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Mr. Thomas has represented clients in a wide variety of complex matters in state and federal courts across the United States, with a particular emphasis on business and commercial disputes as well as management-side, class-action defense. He has brought cases through judge and jury trials in both state and federal court and successfully defended companies involved in nationwide collective and class action litigation in both the employment and consumer context. He has lectured, conducted workshops, and served as a legal commentator on a variety of litigation issues. He also represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Areas of Concentration

  • Class Action Employment Litigation, including Fair Labor Standards Collective Action, Massachusetts Wage and Hour, and Massachusetts Tip Statute litigation

  • Class Action Consumer-Based Litigation

  • Complex Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Partnership Litigation

  • Americans with Disabilities Act access disputes, including, service-animal access disputes


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%



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Contact info

Greenberg Traurig

One International Place
20th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110-2602


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jurisprudence Award - Professional ResponsibilitySuffolk Law School1998
Law Review - Editorial Board MemberSuffolk Law School1998
Law Review Staff MemberSuffolk Law School1997
Jurisprudence Award - CorporationsSuffolk Law School1997
Jurisprudence Award - Labor LawSuffolk Law School1996
Distinguished Legal Brief Award - Moot Court CompetitionSuffolk Law School1996
Distinguished Oral Advocacy Award - Moot Court CompetitionSuffolk Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGreenberg Traurig LLP1999 - Present
AssociateNutter McClennen & Fish1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Syracuse v. Orion Refining Corp. , 445 B.R. 312 (D. Del. 2011)Bankruptcy Decision Upheld
Syracuse v. Orion Refining Corp., 424 B.R 156 (D. Del. 2010)Defense Verdict
SEC v. Tambone, 417 F. Supp. 2d 127 (D. Mass. 2006)Case dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Practical LitigatorDeposition Of The Appraiser In Takings Cases2010
MCLEFederal Litigation in the First Circuit: Ch. 11 - Civil Justice Reform Act2010
MCLEFederal Litigation in the First Circuit: Ch. 11 - Civil Justice Reform Act2008
Banker & TradesmanCAN-SPAM Regs Require Caution, Compliance of Mortgage Lenders2005
Mass High TechLaw Puts the Pressure on Senders of E-mail Spam2004
Mass High TechNew Legislation Transforms How Electronic Transactions Are Carried Out2004
Mass High TechCourts Get Tangled Up With Click Wrap Agreements2003
MCLEFederal Litigation in the First Circuit: Ch. 11 - Civil Justice Reform Act2002
Mass High TechEmerging Companies Beware: Protect Your Trade Secrets2001
Mass High TechApproaching arbitration to avoid litigation: how to do it2001
Boston Business JournalEven in Employees' Market, Enforce Noncompete Agreements2000
National Law JournalTrading Secrets2000
Mass High TechHaphazard Consultant Deals Run Afoul of Secrecy2000
Massachusettslaw.comExtortion By Any Other Name…Beware" Failed Business Relationship Can Spur Allegations of Trade Secret Theft and Result in lawsuits2000
31 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 507Personal Jurisdiction in the Nebulous Regions of Cyberspace: A Call for the Continued Relaxation of Due Process and Another Debilitating Blow to Territorial Jurisdiction1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude1998
Harvard University Extension SchoolManagementGraduate Certificate of Special Studies, Summa Cum Laude1995
University of Massachusetts, AmherstLegal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Cape Cod Community CollegeLiberal ArtsOther - Bachelors1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Information Security Leadership Development: Building and Managing a Successful Information Security ProgramInformation Security2011
Critical Areas in a Forensic InvestigationInformation Security2009
Prepare for Forensic Investigation,Information Security2008
The Geoghan SettlementLegal Commentary2002
A Cardinal DeposedLegal Commentary2002