Nancy A. Thomas

Nancy A. Thomas

Attorney at Law; Arbitrator/Mediator - Former Judge

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Law Practice

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Nancy A. Thomas's Overview

Current
Past
  • Sr. Vice President / General Counsel / Corporate Secretary at First Southwest Company
  • Civil District Judge at 160th Judicial District Court Dallas County
  • Attorney at Law at Nancy A. Thomas
  • Associate Judge at Dallas County
  • Managing Partner at Gray & Thomas PLLC
  • Corporate Attorney at Computer Language Research, Inc. / Fast Tax
  • Division Counsel for The Austin Company at National Gypsum Company
  • Litigation Associate at Winstead, McGuire, Sechrest & Minick
  • Litigation Associate at Seay, Gwinn, Crawford, Mebus & Blakeney
  • Briefing Attorney at Dallas Court of Appeals
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Nancy A. Thomas' Experience

Attorney at Law - Arbitrator/Mediator - Former Judge

Nancy A. Thomas

Law Practice industry

June 2009Present (5 years 4 months)

Arbitration of a wide variety of complex civil cases including commercial disputes, employment law, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, consumer issues, non-subscriber liability, and premises liability. Includes general civil practice, mediations, e-discovery consultation and review, and employment, business, and corporate law. Arbitrator: American Arbitration Association Commercial and Employment Law panels.

Sr. Vice President / General Counsel / Corporate Secretary

First Southwest Company

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Investment Banking industry

February 2007May 2009 (2 years 4 months)

Managed litigation and directed outside counsel in major class action lawsuits and other complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters in the securities and investment banking business; managed and directed outside counsel in response to industry-wide investigations and subpoenas issued to investment banks and securities firms and advised on issues pertaining to the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; coordinated and supervised massive e-mail reviews in response to subpoenas, discovery requests, and other inquiries; assisted in the drafting and implementation of records retention policy and related documents, legal hold notices, health/welfare plan documents, summary plan description, personnel policies and procedures, employee handbook, employee separation agreements, responses to discrimination charges, and other employment and healthcare related documents; drafted, reviewed, and negotiated contracts and agreements; assisted in corporate merger of company with commercial bank; provided day-to-day counseling on general legal matters; attended board meetings and reported to the board of directors; prepared minutes of meetings. Arbitrator: American Arbitration Association Commercial and Employment Law panels.

Civil District Judge

160th Judicial District Court Dallas County

January 2006December 2006 (1 year)

District Judge presiding over a wide variety of complex civil cases in Dallas County. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in January 2006. Endorsed as Qualified by the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary. Winner of the Dallas Bar Association General Election Poll by a margin of two to one over opponent.

Attorney at Law

Nancy A. Thomas

Law Practice industry

August 2004December 2005 (1 year 5 months)

Continuation of general civil practice with an emphasis on civil litigation, mediations, arbitrations, special master services, employment and business law. Member: American Arbitration Association Commercial and Employment Panels; Association of Attorney- Mediators.

Associate Judge

Dallas County

January 2003September 2004 (1 year 9 months)

Associate Judge for the 13 Dallas County Civil District Courts hearing pre-trial matters in a wide variety of complex civil cases.

Managing Partner

Gray & Thomas PLLC

May 1991December 2002 (11 years 8 months)

Trial and mediation practice in all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis on employment and commercial litigation. The practice also included general employment matters, such as preparation of employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures, employment agreements, separation agreements, and other employment related documents, and day-to-day advice on employment issues and terminations.

Corporate Attorney

Computer Language Research, Inc. / Fast Tax

August 1988April 1991 (2 years 9 months)

Managed and directed outside counsel in commercial litigation; drafted and assisted in the implementation of health/welfare and other employee benefit plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and administrative contracts; prepared and reviewed personnel policies and procedures, employee severance agreements, responses to discrimination charges, and other employment related documents; prepared, reviewed, and negotiated corporate contracts, real estate leases, refinancings, and other agreements; provided day-to-day counseling on general legal matters.

Division Counsel for The Austin Company

National Gypsum Company

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Building Materials industry

May 1986June 1988 (2 years 2 months)

Managed and directed outside counsel in commercial litigation; prepared, reviewed and negotiated construction contracts and architectural agreements, leases, real estate documents, and related agreements; negotiated and assisted with divestitures and corporate refinancings; and environmental affairs, including toxic torts; provided day-to-day counseling on general legal matters.

Litigation Associate

Winstead, McGuire, Sechrest & Minick

September 1983April 1986 (2 years 8 months)

Litigation Associate

Seay, Gwinn, Crawford, Mebus & Blakeney

September 1981August 1983 (2 years)

Briefing Attorney

Dallas Court of Appeals

September 1980August 1981 (1 year)

Briefing Attorney to Chief Justice Clarence A. Guittard

Nancy A. Thomas' Skills & Expertise

  1. Mediation
  2. Litigation
  3. Commercial Litigation
  4. Trials
  5. Arbitration
  6. Former State District Judge
  7. Personal Injury
  8. Product Liability
  9. Civil Litigation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  11. Business Litigation
  12. Employment Law
  13. Courts
  14. Corporate Law
  15. Dispute Resolution
  16. Breach Of Contract
  17. Legal Advice
  18. Public Liability
  19. Legal Writing
  20. Litigation Support
  21. Mergers & Acquisitions
  22. Toxic Tort
  23. Trade Secrets
  24. Discrimination
  25. Trial Practice
  26. Torts
  27. Appeals
  28. Personal Injury Litigation
  29. Construction Law
  30. Class Actions
  31. Non-compete Agreements

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Nancy A. Thomas' Education

Baylor University School of Law

Doctor of Jurisprudence

19781980

Activities and Societies: Associate Editor Baylor Law Review; Law School Board of Governors; Frances B. McCall Scholarship; Law Faculty Scholarship; Dean's Honor List; National Dean's Honor List; Phi Alpha Delta; Publication: "Guiterrez v. Collins: A New Approach to Choice of Law in Texas" 1980 Spring Edition of Baylor Law Review

Baylor University

Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology; Journalism

19731977

Activities and Societies: Student Body Secretary; Student Congress Representative; Mortar Board Honor Society; Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Student Foundation Member and Scholarship Recipient.

Nancy A. Thomas' Additional Information

Interests:

Horseback riding - Arabian horses.

Groups and Associations:

DALLAS BAR ASSOCIATION: President 2002; Mansion Expansion Construction Chair 2001-2002 (managed and directed construction on multi-million dollar addition to the Belo Mansion); President-Elect 2001; Vice President – Activities 2000; Vice President - Administrative 1999; Chairman of Board of Directors 1998; Member of Board of Directors 1992-2003; STATE BAR OF TEXAS: Director - Board of Directors – June 2004 to January 2006; DALLAS BAR FOUNDATION: Chair 2007; Vice-Chair 2006; Secretary/Treasurer 2005; Trustee 2003-2011; DALLAS BAR ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND: President 2000; Member of Board of Directors 1997-2002; DALLAS ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG LAWYERS: President 1988 – Founder, DAYL Foundation; Vice President and President-Elect 1986-1987; Committee Chairman and Director 1983-1986; FELLOW: Texas Bar Foundation; Dallas Bar Foundation; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation; MEMBER: Committee for a Qualified Judiciary

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