Rita Nicole Thomas

Rita Nicole Thomas

Senior Associate

Rita specializes in capital markets transactions.
Rita regularly advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants in connection with a wide range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, high yield and investment grade bond offerings. In addition, she advises on U.S. federal securities laws and corporate governance matters. Rita joined the Frankfurt office of the firm after working for a publicly traded company listed on Nasdaq where she advised on corporate governance and securities.



Registered foreign lawyer, Germany, 2015

Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2009

Admitted to the bar, State of Texas, USA, 2009


LL.M., Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2013

J.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 2009

B.B.A., Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA, 2006


English, French, Luxembourgish, German
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