Vernon Thomas joined Ropes & Gray as a litigation associate in 2016. He has a diverse practice, including government and internal investigations, white collar crime, and tax controversy. While attending Boston College Law School, Vernon was a top-five oralist in the Grimes Moot Court Competition, member of the National Moot Court Team and co-president of the Black Law Student Association. He also interned at the Boston College Innocence Project and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Prior to law school, Vernon was a research associate at Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corp., a non-profit community development organization.
- Assisting private equity firms subject to SEC investigations
- Advising companies in civil False Claims Act investigations and litigation
- Representing individuals and corporations in tax controversies
- Pro bono representation of Presbyterian church in a state of schism
- Pro bono representation of criminal defendant in federal court