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Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E

Partner

jthomas@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2877
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jeane A. Thomas is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust and Privacy & Cybersecurity Groups, and co-chair of the firm's E-Discovery & Information Management Practice.  She is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Brussels offices.

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 telecommunications, media, digital technologies, chemicals, agriculture and healthcare/pharmaceuticals industries.

Currently, Ms. Thomas is involved in counseling clients on a broad range of merger control and joint venture issues, civil investigations, and multi-district litigation involving Section 1 claims. She participated on the trial team that successfully defended the Department of Justice’s challenge to the AT&T/Time Warner merger.  She also 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.

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 member of the Steering Committee for The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure, and a participating member of Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production and. She is co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Institute for E-Discovery. She regularly speaks and writes on U.S. and cross-border E-Discovery and data protection issues, and is a certified Information Privacy Professional, with a focus on European regulation (CIPP/E).

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, Mississippi and Virginia in state and federal courts, and she currently represents individuals in post-conviction proceedings in 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 (Band 1). She has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a leading antitrust litigation attorney.

Education

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

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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Chambers Ranks Three Practice Groups and Ten Lawyers in 2021 Global Guide (Feb.23.2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"Digital Services Act: The European Commission Proposes An Updated Accountability Framework For Online Services," Antitrust Law Alert (January 12, 2021). Contacts: Thomas De Meese, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Karl Stas, Ava Erma
Client Alert / Newsletter
"A Partisan Tale: The FTC's Vertical Merger Enforcement Commentary," Antitrust Law Alert (January 6, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Angel Prado, Olivier N. Antoine, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital 'Gatekeepers'," Antitrust Law Alert (January 5, 2021). Contacts: Thomas De Meese, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Karl Stas
Client Alert / Newsletter
"United States," Digital Competition 2021, Lexology Getting the Deal Through (2020). Authors: Britton D. Davis, Alexis J. Gilman, Lisa Kimmel, Angel Prado, Jeane A. Thomas, and Drake Morgan.
Publication
"Transition 2021: Antitrust in a Biden Administration: Back to the Future?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 4, 2020). Presenters: Alexis J. Gilman, Stefan Meisner, Jeane A. Thomas, and Megan L. Wolf.
Speech/Presentation
"Data Transfers from the EU: What Does "Good" Look Like?," Privacy Law Alert (November 17, 2020). Contacts: Maarten Stassen, Jeffrey L. Poston, Robert Holleyman, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Frederik Van Remoortel, Jarno Vanto, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Laurence Winston, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"House Antitrust Digital Markets Report Proposes Vast Overhaul of Antitrust Law and Enforcement," Antitrust Law Alert (October 9, 2020). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Alexis J. Gilman, Juan A. Arteaga, Angel Prado, Eric Fanchiang
Client Alert / Newsletter
The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.20.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Privacy Shield Invalidated: EU Data Transfers to the U.S. under Siege (again…)," Privacy Law Alert (July 16, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Jeffrey L. Poston, Maarten Stassen, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Frederik Van Remoortel, Jarno Vanto, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Laurence Winston, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter

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