OCT. 16, 2023 – Nancy R. Thomas, a consumer class action and regulatory enforcement attorney with three decades of experience defending clients in high-stakes matters, is joining the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Thomas focuses her practice on the financial services industry, representing banks and other financial institutions in class actions and enforcement matters brought by state and federal regulators. She also regularly represents clients in data breach litigation and investigations, and other privacy matters.
"Nancy's rare and rock-solid expertise will help us expand our nationally recognized financial services and privacy/security practices on the West Coast," said Camilo Echavarria, Los Angeles partner-in-charge for Davis Wright. "Her skills fit squarely within the firm's strategic priorities for growth and will enable us to continue increasing our presence in California."
"Nancy has a 30-year track record of working with her clients to define success and then meeting those client goals," said Rob Maguire, co-chair of Davis Wright's litigation practice. "With regulatory enforcement heating up across the financial services industry, and privacy issues an ever-growing concern, Nancy's highly skilled and level-headed counsel is going to provide our clients with an invaluable edge."
Thomas comes to the firm from Morrison Foerster LLP, where she joined as an associate in 1993 and became a partner in 2007. She currently serves on the Legal Affairs Committee of the California Bankers Association and was awarded the 2023 Robert Frandzel Award for superior and noteworthy long-term legal assistance by an outside counsel to the banking industry.
"I know from friends and colleagues who've previously joined Davis Wright that the culture at the firm is second to none," said Thomas. "Attorneys and staff work collaboratively, continually seek ways to make legal practice more efficient, and put a premium on social impact. I couldn't be more excited to launch the next phase of my career here."
Thomas received her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from University of Chicago Law School. She serves on the executive committee of the Constitutional Rights Foundation (currently changing its name to Teach Democracy), which inspires lifelong civic engagement through interactive programs and resources for teachers and youth.
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