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Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E

Phone: +1 202.624.2877
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jeane A. Thomas is chair of the firm's E-Discovery & Information Management Group and a partner in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group.

In her role with the E-Discovery practice, Ms. Thomas has managed many types of E-Discovery matters in both government investigations and civil litigation. She regularly counsels clients on Information Governance, including the development and application of effective information management policies, legal hold practices, and E-Discovery response plans. Ms. Thomas is a participating member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production and a member of the Steering Committee for Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure. She is also a member of the Advisory Board and Faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Institute for E-Discovery. She regularly speaks and writes on U.S. and transnational E-Discovery issues, and is a certified Information Privacy Professional, with a focus on European regulation (CIPP/E).

Ms. Thomas is engaged in all types of antitrust representations, including mergers and joint ventures, class and other civil litigation, and civil and criminal government investigations. She also counsels clients on a broad range of antitrust issues, including intellectual property and licensing issues, trade association law, the Hart Scott Rodino Act, and pricing and distribution issues. She has focused extensively on the agricultural, telecommunications, technology, chemicals and healthcare/pharmaceuticals industries.

Currently, Ms. Thomas is involved in counseling clients on a broad range of merger control and joint venture issues. These representations include major transactions in the agricultural, biotechnology, telecommunications and chemicals, industries. She recently advised DuPont in the proposed acquisition of Pannar Seed by Pioneer in South Africa, which was ultimately approved by South Africa's Competition Appeal Court and the Supreme Court of South Africa.She played a principal role in Cingular Wireless' acquisition of AT&T Wireless, SBC's acquisition of AT&T, and AT&T's acquisition of BellSouth.

Throughout her career, Ms. Thomas has always maintained an active docket of pro bono representations. In the past, she has litigated post-conviction death penalty cases in Texas and Virginia in state and federal courts, and she currently represents individuals in post-conviction proceedings in Mississippi and Florida.

Ms. Thomas has been recognized by clients and peers as a top lawyer in Chambers USA in Antitrust, and in Chambers USA and Chambers Global in E-Discovery.


  • The Ohio State University, B.A. criminology (1986) summa cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1989) cum laude


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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"FTC and DOJ Issue Draft of Long-Anticipated Vertical Merger Guidelines," Antitrust Law Alert (January 15, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil, Martin J. Mackowski, Akhil Sheth
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"Proposed CCPA Regulations from California Attorney General: Part IV – Service Providers & Financial Incentives," Privacy Law Alert (December 9, 2019). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Paul M. Rosen, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
“'Information Effects' of 'Big Data' Transactions," Antitrust Enforcement in Tech Mergers, Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2019). Panelist: Jeane A. Thomas.
"Proposed CCPA Regulations from California Attorney General: Part III – An Analysis of the Requirement to Verify Consumer Requests and Parental Consents," Privacy Law Alert (November 13, 2019). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Paul M. Rosen, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Proposed CCPA Regulations from California Attorney General: Part II -- An Analysis of Handling Consumer Requests under the CCPA," Privacy Law Alert (October 18, 2019). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Paul M. Rosen, Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
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Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Sep.20.2019)
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 49 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.16.2019)
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"District Court Decision in FTC v. Qualcomm Spawns Controversy: Four Issues to Watch on Appeal," Antitrust Law Alert (June 3, 2019). Contacts: Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D., John S. Gibson, Mark A. Klapow, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Akhil Sheth, Kate M. Watkins
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Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (Apr.29.2019)
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"2018 Antitrust M&A Year in Review," Antitrust Law Alert (March 1, 2019). Contacts: Andrew I. Gavil, Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Wm. Randolph Smith
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