Thomas's practice sits at the intersections of two of his passions: legal advocacy and data. He helps companies facing issues involving data privacy and security to translate the complex issues they face into a message that is persuasive and understandable to courts and regulators. Prior to joining Orrick, Thomas served as a law clerk for Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S Supreme Court and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Before that, Thomas received his J.D. and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, where he helped teach and develop material for undergraduate computer science courses.