Professor Thomas teaches courses in contracts and business law. His scholarship follows two main paths. First, he illuminates and develops innovations in corporate governance and social enterprise. Second, he identifies and bridges gaps between theory and practice in contract design, by refining conventional doctrines to reflect real-world transactions and by formulating methods for lawyers to implement academic insights.
Before joining Brooklyn Law School, Professor Thomas taught at the law schools of the University of Chicago and New York University, where he directed transactional clinics and designed new simulation courses in contract drafting and negotiation. This background in experiential education continues to inform his interactive, skills-based approach to teaching. He has also founded a New York law firm named Thomas Law. In these positions, he has represented nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, impact investors, startup companies, and small businesses across a broad range of legal matters.
Professor Thomas began his legal career at Shearman & Sterling in New York, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He speaks English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.Publications