C. William Thomas, Jr. is a partner in the Corporate Transactions Department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office. His practice emphasizes the formation and operation of domestic and international private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, mezzanine funds, real estate funds and funds of funds. Mr. Thomas has broad experience representing fund sponsors, as well as institutional investors and joint venture partners.
Mr. Thomas has been ranked nationally as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds in the 2013 guide ofChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
He is the author of "The AIFM Directive: Implications For Non-EU Managers," in Law360 (August 2010); "Private Investment Funds in Turbulent Times" in Inside the Minds: Private Equity and Venture Capital Trends in a Turbulent Economy (2009); and “Structuring Sales of Subsidiaries or Divisions,” in Business Separations Transactions: Spin-Offs, Subsidiary IPOs and Tracking Stock (2006).
Mr. Thomas is a member of the District of Columbia, New York and Massachusetts bars. He received his law degree from Harvard University in 1998, magna cum laude. While at Harvard, he served as Books Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Mr. Thomas received his master of arts degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University in 1998 and a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1992, summa cum laude.
Mr. Thomas serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Latin American Justice.