Thanithia Billings is an associate in the Litigation and Enforcement group. Thanithia’s practice includes internal investigations, anti-corruption due diligence, white-collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation. Thanithia works with a diverse group of clients, including private equity firms, public companies, and investment management firms. She also maintains a robust pro bono practice representing asylum applicants and working on constitutional challenges to federal government actions.
During law school, Thanithia served as the editor-in-chief of the Boston College Law Review and on the executive board of Boston College’s Black Law Students Association and Lambda, Boston College’s LGBT student organization. She also served as a teaching assistant for Property Professor Zygmunt Plater, Criminal Law Professor Paulo Barrozo, and Law Practice Professor Elisabeth Keller.
Before joining Ropes & Gray, Thanithia clerked for the Honorable Jill A. Pryor in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable William H. Orrick, III in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
- Thanithia Billings, “Death is Not the End: The Second Circuit Allows Posthumous Division of Pension Benefits in Yale-New Haven Hospital v. Nicholls,” 57 B.C. L. Rev. E. Supp. 51 (2016)
- Thanithia Billings, “Private Interest, Public Sphere: Eliminating the Use of Commercial Bail Bondsmen in the Criminal Justice System,” 57 B.C.L. Rev. 1337 (2016)
- JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2017; Editor-in-Chief, Boston College Law Review; Order of the Coif; Richard G. Huber Award for Scholarship and Leadership in Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities
- BA (Psychology), Princeton University, 2011; Captain, Varsity Track and Field
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2017