Ms. Thomas is the former President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, serves on the board of the Women's Bar Foundation and was recently selected by the Women's Bar Association to serve as a mentor for its Women's Leadership Initiative. She was selected by the Boston Bar Association as a member of the Beacon Award Selection Committee and serves on the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal. She is a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services and the Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Oversight Committee. She has worked for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in both Boston and San Francisco.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Thomas served as Governor Deval Patrick's Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, advising the Governor on legal and policy issues and working to support the administration's efforts in economic development, housing and public safety. Previous to her service with the Commonwealth, Ms. Thomas was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray, where she worked on matters involving government enforcement, government contracting, real estate and securities, and represented clients in pro bono political asylum cases.