Nancy Thomas, a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, is a member and former Co-Chair of the firm's Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Thomas's 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 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.
Ms. Thomas earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
She is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Banking Practice Portfolio Series No. 431, Overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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