Tyrone P. Thomas, an attorney in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been named a Member of the firm. He is one of seven Mintz attorneys elevated to Member this year. Mr. Thomas practices in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Mr. Thomas advises boards, presidents, and other senior executives on terms for employment and consulting agreements. He counsels on best practices for compensation, benefits, and post-employment covenants for executive contracts of large nonprofit organizations. He has prepared numerous deferred compensation plans, performance incentive programs, and separation agreements for health care systems, foundations, trade associations, and universities. In the course of his practice, Mr. Thomas has advised on executive employment arrangements involving over 150 academic institutions.
“We congratulate Tyrone on this important career milestone,” said David Barmak, Chair of Mintz’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Section. “He has demonstrated excellence in the delivery of legal services to our clients who have come to rely on him.”
Mr. Thomas’ experience includes complex legal issues in athletics. In intercollegiate athletic matters, his experience includes enforcement investigations, the infractions process, and appeals. Mr. Thomas has conducted comprehensive investigations and successfully negotiated the reduction of various NCAA penalties assessed to universities, athletics personnel, and student-athletes. In professional sports matters, he has advised teams on legal and league compliance issues. He frequently serves as a legal analyst on sports issues, including for the New York Times and ESPN.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Thomas is Chair of the Mintz Diversity Committee. In this role, he leads the firm’s initiatives promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Mr. Thomas received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Tulane University.