Alexis M. Thomas

Counsel

Alexis M. Thomas

Counsel

Washington Office

1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 830 - 1000
  • Summary

    Ms. Thomas advises clients on labor and employment matters including statutory compliance, antidiscrimination practices, employment policies, potential employee misclassification issues, Human Resources procedures, and best practices for avoiding litigation. 

    Ms. Thomas represents clients on a wide range of employment disputes before federal and state courts and fair employment agencies, with a focus on class and collective actions involving complex wage and hour and systemic discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and related state employment laws. 

    Ms. Thomas also represents clients in successfully resolving traditional labor disputes and arbitrations, as well as effectively negotiating collective bargaining agreements related to the National Labor Relations Act. 

    Ms. Thomas additionally conducts large internal investigations related to alleged sexual harassment and other sensitive allegations, performs workplace culture assessments, and advises on remediation measures in connection with alleged misconduct.

  • Background

    Prior to joining Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Ms. Thomas primarily practiced (for approximately seven years) in the Labor and Employment group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a large international law firm. 

    Prior to practicing, Ms. Thomas clerked for the Honorable John M. Mott of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and interned for the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

  • Representative Matters

    Counseled companies on a broad range of legal and regulatory compliance matters with a focus on federal, state and local labor and employment laws (e.g., Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA).

    Represented a railroad corporation in a discrimination class action involving thousands of putative class members. Work involved conducting fact investigations, deposing putative class members, preparing briefing to oppose class certification, and analyzing expert discovery issues. Class certification was ultimately denied and the case was dismissed.

    Assisted a large food retail chain with the comprehensive review of company job descriptions and duties to identify potential employee misclassification issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Represented a private jet company in effectively negotiating numerous articles of its collective bargaining agreement.

    Conducted an internal investigation for a company regarding unlawful harassment, resulting in prompt resolution of the sensitive matter.

    Assisted companies with the successful resolution of traditional labor disputes, arbitrations, and complex wage and hour disputes.

    Provided companies day-to-day advice on employee discipline, terminations, accommodations, family and medical leave and labor relations, including the drafting of employment and confidentiality agreements.

    Assisted companies with successfully resolving EEOC and state agency charges, including conducting investigations, interviewing key witnesses, analyzing allegations, developing counterarguments, and drafting position statements.

    Represented companies in the efficient resolution of class and collective action matters by preparing early case evaluations and settlement recommendations based on conducting detailed damages calculations.

    Assisted companies with drafting and updating employment policies and procedures in compliance with federal and state employment laws.

  • Bar Admissions

    Bar of District of Columbia 

    Bar of Maryland

  • Education

    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 

    B.A., Duke University

  • Community Service

    Ms. Thomas has founded her own community-based business, The Alexis Perspective (T.A.P.), which utilizes dance, movement, and self-expression as tools for empowerment and motivation for people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Practice Areas

    Business & Corporate

    Commercial Litigation

Ms. Thomas advises clients on labor and employment matters including statutory compliance, antidiscrimination practices, employment policies, potential employee misclassification issues, Human Resources procedures, and best practices for avoiding litigation. 

Ms. Thomas represents clients on a wide range of employment disputes before federal and state courts and fair employment agencies, with a focus on class and collective actions involving complex wage and hour and systemic discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and related state employment laws. 

Ms. Thomas also represents clients in successfully resolving traditional labor disputes and arbitrations, as well as effectively negotiating collective bargaining agreements related to the National Labor Relations Act. 

Ms. Thomas additionally conducts large internal investigations related to alleged sexual harassment and other sensitive allegations, performs workplace culture assessments, and advises on remediation measures in connection with alleged misconduct.

Prior to joining Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Ms. Thomas primarily practiced (for approximately seven years) in the Labor and Employment group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a large international law firm. 

Prior to practicing, Ms. Thomas clerked for the Honorable John M. Mott of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and interned for the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Counseled companies on a broad range of legal and regulatory compliance matters with a focus on federal, state and local labor and employment laws (e.g., Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA).

Represented a railroad corporation in a discrimination class action involving thousands of putative class members. Work involved conducting fact investigations, deposing putative class members, preparing briefing to oppose class certification, and analyzing expert discovery issues. Class certification was ultimately denied and the case was dismissed.

Assisted a large food retail chain with the comprehensive review of company job descriptions and duties to identify potential employee misclassification issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Represented a private jet company in effectively negotiating numerous articles of its collective bargaining agreement.

Conducted an internal investigation for a company regarding unlawful harassment, resulting in prompt resolution of the sensitive matter.

Assisted companies with the successful resolution of traditional labor disputes, arbitrations, and complex wage and hour disputes.

Provided companies day-to-day advice on employee discipline, terminations, accommodations, family and medical leave and labor relations, including the drafting of employment and confidentiality agreements.

Assisted companies with successfully resolving EEOC and state agency charges, including conducting investigations, interviewing key witnesses, analyzing allegations, developing counterarguments, and drafting position statements.

Represented companies in the efficient resolution of class and collective action matters by preparing early case evaluations and settlement recommendations based on conducting detailed damages calculations.

Assisted companies with drafting and updating employment policies and procedures in compliance with federal and state employment laws.

Bar of District of Columbia 

Bar of Maryland

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 

B.A., Duke University

Ms. Thomas has founded her own community-based business, The Alexis Perspective (T.A.P.), which utilizes dance, movement, and self-expression as tools for empowerment and motivation for people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Business & Corporate

Commercial Litigation